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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.