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In the spring of 1990 opened to the public in Forio the beautiful garden of the Villa "La Mortella" rich variety of tropical and Mediterranean plants, designed in 1956 by English architect Russell Page.
In the House, and lived for about thirty years until his death on March 8, 1983, Sir William Walton, one of the greatest contemporary British composers whose ashes, for his will, buried here in a trachytic rock on a promontory about 120 meters above sea level.
The garden, which covers an area of about twenty thousand square meters, the museum and the house where the master composed his works.
it is open to the public by William Walton Charitable Trust (whose honorary president of HRH the Prince of Wales), the Italian-British non-profit corporation formed by the widow of Sir William, to perpetuate the memory of her husband.
The William Walton Foundation has as its purpose to make the institutional ones Mortella a study center for talented young musicians under the direction of the most important masters of the world and open to the public garden with the house-museum.

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