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

  1. INCONTRI MUSICALI
  2. TEATRO GRECO
  • Jul , 2021
    17:00
    Angelo Gala
    Musiche di Liszt, Prokofiev, Tchaikowsky, Liadov
  • Jun , 2021
    21:00
    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
    21:00
    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.

In April the valley is filled with the blooming of the Geranium maderense, from the island of Madeira, an enchanting plant with pink-purple clusters of flowers.

These perennials have no real trunk, and are held up by the stems of the lower leaves which curve downward, supporting the plant like flying buttresses.

This generous geranium spreads its seeds all over the garden, and its leaves are elegant and beautiful to look at most of the year.

 

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