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
    La Junior company della Rome International Dance Academy presenta performance di danza contemporanea ispirata alla figura dell’artista Frida Kahlo
  • Jul , 2021
    Orchestra Giovanile Sanitansamble
    Direttore - Paolo Acunzo. Musiche di Elgar, Beethoven, Piovani, Sepe ed altri, brani tradizionali venezuelani e napoletani. Lettura dal progetto Favolette a cura della Fondazione Giancarlo Siani Onlus. Voce recitante: Valentina Minzoni. Proiezione di un estratto dal film "Il Sistema Sanità - Le Pietre scartate" di Andrea de Rosa e Mario Pistolesi
  • Jul , 2021
    Billi Brass Ensemble
    Direttore - Massimo Bartoletti. Proiezione del film Playhouse (1921) di Buster Keaton, 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.

Near the fountain, we find a group of Puya berteroniana, a Bromelia from Chile, which produces a beautiful six-foot spike covered in hundreds of metallic blue-green flowers with spectacular orange stamens.

The plant has silvery thin leaves, with sharp thorns around the edges.



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