Don Muppetto visits roof terraces in Florence!

Published: June 10, 2016

Nice hangout at Hotel Kraft’s roof terrace, Terrazza Rossini in Florence:

After a long day of work and traveling the Swedish Floronce-man Luca Tinacci and I decided that it was time for a cold beer at the Terrazza Rossini at Hotel Kraft. Said and done!

From the reception, take the elevator up to floor seven and step straight into the restaurant. After some conversations with the staff, we went out and sat down to enjoy our beer. A lovely evening breeze fanned us this warm evening ... about 26 degrees. A sure winner when you stand on such a terrace is as always in Italy; a glass Prosecco.

Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Nice and modern roof terrace.

Breakfast is served on the terrace, and when you sit down a lovely spring morning with today's Gazzetta dello Sport and enjoy a lovely breakfast with the Duomo as view, life feels very simple. The feeling from the night before when we took that ice cold beer remained us also in the morning. You feel like one in the family Machiavelli when you look out over the city from here.

Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
The terrace from above.
Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Lucas and the fantastic sports paper La Gazzetta.

A combined restaurant and rooftop bar with pool. Very simple yet romantic and atmospheric. The views are stunning in all directions, but mostly towards the old town.

The terrace is spacious and on two floors. The bar is located indoors but with direct access to the terrace. The lower part is for the non-swimming guests. Here you can both sit and stand. The upper part is the pool area where there is also a lounge area. Warm days combined with cool drinks and a swim.

The staff is friendly and helpful - you feel at home. Dress casual, but no one raises an eyebrow if you come in slippers during the daytime. A stylish suit or dress will not hurt in the evening.

Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Don Muppetto looking out over Florence.

Lots of wine on the rooftop terrace at Continental in Firenze:

The Rooftop Guide had been invited here by the staff at the hotel to look at the terrace and try some drinks and snacks. Me and Lucas came here after having watching a Serie A match at the prestigious Artemio Franchi Stadium where Fiorentina played. The match was pretty dull and ended 0-0, so we really needed something refreshing when we went up to the terrace.

The staff took good care of us and gave us wine and some snacks, which we enjoyed in the large and beautiful lounge sofas.

Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Lucas and Muppetto at the terrace.
Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Big and comfy sofas.
Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Ahh, nice.
Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Very polite and helpful crew.

The terrace reminded us of a classic living room in Italy with historical views. Yes, one could say, after a visit to the Hotel Continental's rooftop bar.

Here you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco while looking over this living museum that Florence is. The murmur from Ponte Vecchio and Florence City Hall with its famous tower keeps from a distance gives you a really nice feeling. Next door to the bar, you see the Uffizi’s.

The afternoon appertivo is a prefect start to the evening or a good round off the day. Summer nights are usually full here. Many want to see the sunset over the River Arno. A most visit among rooftop bars in Florence.

Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Serviceminded bar staff.
Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Muppetto and Lucas enyojing life.
Hotel Kraft roof terrace Terrazza Rossini
Some business between all glases of wine.

You'll se more of me (Krister "Muppetto" Lundström) on The Rooftop Guide ahead. Next stop - PARIS and the EURO 2016. New rooftops waiting for me there.

Written by:
Krister "Muppetto" Lundström, for The Rooftop Guide

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