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 2019

The Garden is open to the public
from April 2 to November 3, 2019

Opening days:
   - Tuesday
   - Thursday
   - Saturday
   - Sunday

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

Entry fees
Guided visits

ph: +39 081-986220

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

 

Upcoming events

  1. INCONTRI MUSICALI
  2. TEATRO GRECO
  • Oct , 2019
    17:00
    Angelo Gala
    Musiche di Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy
  • Oct , 2019
    17:00
    Angelo Gala
    Musiche di Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann

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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.

At the opening of the valley one of the first trees we see is the Ginkgo biloba, a distant relative of the conifers. Only 200 million-old fossilized remains of these trees were known until the late XVIII century, when living plants were found in China. The discovery of these “living fossils” caused such excitement that the great poet Goethe dedicated a poem to them:

 

Ginkgo biloba

This leaf from a tree in the East,
Has been given to my garden.
It reveals a certain secret,
Which pleases me and thoughtful people.
Does it represent One living creature
Which has divided itself?
Or are these Two, which have decided,
That they should be as One?
To reply to such a Question,
I found the right answer:
Do you notice in my songs and verses
That I am One and Two?

 

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