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Ischia and Mortella Gardens Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

Product ID: 8665
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Explore the beautiful and rare La Mortella Gardens on the volcanic island of Ischia in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Admire the landscaped Mediterranean gardens and pools after seeing much of Ischia's incredible views and unique scenery on this tour from Sorrento.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a day on the beautiful volcanic island of Ischia, enjoying beautiful views and Mediterranean scenery
  • Explore the exquisite foliage and fountains of Mortella Gardens, and admire its collection of rare fauna from around the world
  • Tour much of magical Ischia Island, seeing charming villages with your guide
Full description
After a free pick-up at your hotel in Sorrento, you'll be transferred to the port, where you'll meet your guide and start your day tour to Ischia. Enjoy the ferry ride out to Ischia Island across the placid Tyrrhenian Sea, followed by a guided tour of the island. Make your way through beautiful Mediterranean scenery and take in amazing views, as you see some of the oldest villages on the island.

Upon reaching the town of Forio, you'll have 3 hours to explore the enchanting Mortella Gardens. Built into volcanic rock in 1949 by famous English composer Sir William Walton, La Mortella was the perfect private getaway where Walton could begin work on his opera "Troilus and Cressida."

The lovely Mortella Gardens were created in 1956 by English landscape designer Russell Page. Extending over an area of 16,000 square meters (4 acres), this beautifully landscaped garden with pools and fountains contains thousands of specimens of rare Mediterranean plants from around the world. Sir William Walton died in 1983; Lady Susana still lives at La Mortella.

While enjoying the unique beauty of La Mortella, you'll be able to buy limited snacks and drinks. When your free time is finished, meet your guide and embark on a coach tour of another part of Ischia, before arriving at Ischia Port in time for the 17:30 boat back to Sorrento.
Includes
  • Hydrofoil journey
  • Local guide service
  • Entrance fee to the Mortella Gardens
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

When you get there

Meeting point

Meeting Point at 9:00am at Marina Piccola (Port of Sorrento) next to Bar La Scogliera.

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