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“Understated and Over delivered!!”

Giardini La Mortella
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US$95.94*
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Coach Tour of Ischia and La Mortella Botanic Gardens from Sorrento
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Forio
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: La Mortella is the wonderful mediterranean and tropical garden developed by Susana Walton, the argentinian wife of the British composer Sir William Walton. It is located in Forio (Ischia) and can be visited on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm, from April through late October. Guided visits in the winter months - booking by telephone required.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 9 August 2014

you cannot visit this island and not visit these gardens. A truly magical experience. The gardens flank the north west corner of the island and are rich in flora and fauna with varying themes. From the top, you have breathtaking views. A restbite in the lovely restaurant is a super too.

1  Thank Adele G
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

It's a beautiful garden, extremely well taken care. The tearoom is also very nice and serves delicious simple meals (mozzarella and tomatoes, etc..)
Make sure to have plenty of space in your camera memory card, because you will not be able to stop.
My girlfriend and I were there for a classic music concert in the Greek theatre. With 20 euros each we could enjoy a beautiful concert in one of the most exclusive outdoor locations ever, and enjoy the garden.

2  Thank Riccio1970
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We went to see garden and were not scared off by the unusually high price of 12 Euros per person. Before the visit we checked their website and it said "The Garden is open to the public from April 1 to November 2 on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm".
After a 30 minutes walk along a not very pleasent heavily frequented street we got to the entrance at around 6.10 pm. - What a surprise: They didn't let us in, because you're supposed to enter the garden 2 hours before (!) the closing time.
50 minutes would have been perfectly alright for us, but they refused to sell us the tickets. - Also the claimed not to speak any english, which seems a bit unlikely for a touristy place like this.
After a 30 minutes walk in the south italian evening heat, it's really quite frustrating to meet a "gatekeeper" who tells you how much time you should spare for the place and refuses to let you in. At least someone from the management should update the website and let potential visitors know about this (in our point of view unfair) policy.

4  Thank Sebastian M
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

These gardens of William & Susanna Walton were built into an old quarry face (I believe) and are well worth seeing. They are like a lot of small gardens joined together to make up one large one, all in different styles but blend together just right. The Tea room is reasonably priced serving real English tea, cakes & light meals. Go at a weekend and stay for the concert, you won't regret it.

2  Thank KenOz967
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

un-espected perfect brit colonial atmosphere and great garden
plants, flowers, wild life from a stunning landscape view on a wonderful island

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