Giardini La Mortella

In 1956 Lady Walton asked the famous landscape architect Russell Page to provide a design for the layout of the garden that would include the dramatic volcanic rocks. The design of the garden was conceived with refinement and ability, taking advantage of the suggestive natural landscape with its openings towards the Mediterranean Sea.

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Opening days 2021

The Garden is open to the public
from May 13 to October 31, 2021

Opening days:
   - Tuesday
   - Thursday
   - Saturday
   - Sunday

Opening hours:
   from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
   (last entry at 6.00 pm)

Rules for visits 2021
Entry fees

ph: +39 081-986220

Via Francesco Calise, 45
80075 Forio (NA), Italy


Next events

  • Jul , 2021
    Angelo Gala
    Musiche di Liszt, Prokofiev, Tchaikowsky, Liadov
  • Jun , 2021
    Rome International Dance Academy
    FRIDA - Junior company della Rome International Dance Academy presenta performance di danza contemporanea ispirata alla figura dell’artista Frida Kahlo, con musiche di Elliot Goldenthal, colonna sonora dell’omonimo film. Coreografia Sara Lourenco, Direzione Andrea Palombi.
  • Jul , 2021
    Billi Brass Ensemble
    Direttore - Massimo Bartoletti. Proiezione del film Playhouse (1921) di Buster Keaton con le musiche di Hamlyn, Short, Bernstein, Gershwin, Verdi, Rossini

Music activities

During the year there are three different concert seasons: in Spring and in Autumn the chamber music recitals are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the indoor Recital Hall; in Summer the Festival of Youth Orchestras with symphonic concerts held every Thursday evening in the Greek Theatre.

Further up the hill behind the tea room, in a curve in the rock, stands a Spathodea campanulata, a tropical tree from Africa which in late summer produces clusters of bright red goblet-shaped flowers with a yellow edge on the petals. The individual flowers do not last very long, but each wave of flowers in the cluster is quickly replaced by a new wave.
At our latitude, this tree normally only survives in greenhouses, but, in our garden it was carefully placed against the side of the mountain so that in the winter months the rock absorbs the sun’s heat and keeps it warm.

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