While Sir William Walton composed, his wife Lady Susana Walton, landscaped an enchanted garden.

La Mortella is an acclaimed botanical gardens, magically springing out from a volcanic rock face. It was originally landscaped by Russell Page in 1956 on Lady Walton’s brief, and so the form of two levels was conceived, ‘The Valley’ and ‘The Hill’. All is connected by a series of paths leading to a final breathtaking view across Forio bay.  The gardens are filled with rare orchids, and a cascade of fountains and pools to cultivate exquisite lotus and lilies.

In summer evenings La Mortella stages concerts in the open air, against the glorious backdrop of the glittering bay.