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Rooftop Bars Genoa & Italian Riviera

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Best time to visit May - September
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Rooftop Bar Genoa & Italian Riviera
Courtesy of Hotel Jolly Roger

Genoa & Italian Riviera Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

The beautiful Italian Riviera crosses all four Ligurian provinces, where the centre is Genoa. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, it is a prime area for rooftop fun.

This complete guide will lead you to the best rooftop venues in Genoa and along the Italian Riviera, packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress code, photos, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the Genoa & Italian Riviera rooftops best suited for you.

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5 best rooftop bars in Genoa & Italian Riviera

Rooftop bar Roof 229 at Hotel Jolly Roger in Genoa & Italian Riviera

Roof 229 at Hotel Jolly Roger

$$$ | 6th floor | Pietra Ligure
  • Highlights
  • Trendy & charming
  • Panoramic views
  • Relaxing

Found right by the sea in Pietra Ligure, the modern and youthful Hotel Jolly Roger comes with a refined and New York-style rooftop bar. Called Roof 229, the colorful, trendy and charming terrace comes surrounded with panoramic views over the Ligurian Sea. The rooftop is a meeting place filled with a unique and relaxing atmosphere, where you can enjoy a menu filled with classic and signature cocktails, a nice selection of wine and bubbles, and dishes ranging from grilled fish specialties to burgers.

Rooftop bar Royal8 Sky Bar in Genoa & Italian Riviera

Royal8 Sky Bar

$$$$ | 8th floor | Rapallo
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Amazing views
  • Coastal Italian vibe

Located on the central promenade of Rapallo, Hotel Tigullio Royal is blessed with a true top floor gem, called Royal8 Sky Bar. The open-air and stylish terrace comes with plenty of comfy lounge spots, as well as an amazing 180º view over the coastline and water of Tigullio’s Gulf. The rooftop bar serves an excellent selection of signature cocktails, as well as refreshing classics and plenty of Ligurian specialties to keep the stomach happy. Visit for an amazing sunset with an aperitif that is branded as 'the most glamorous in Liguria'.

Rooftop bar Bisù in Genoa & Italian Riviera


$$$$ | 2nd floor | Genoa
  • Highlights
  • Day-to-night
  • Modern
  • La Terrazza di Genova

Found on Corso Italia, the amazing Genova boardwalk, Bisù offers a stylish setting to enjoy ocean views, tasty views and fine cocktails from day to night. The interior downstairs, with walls made of glass and nature all around, is open all year for breakfast, fine lunches and drink and dinner with friends and family. Above is the rooftop, branded as La Terrazza di Genova, open evenings during the warmer months, and perfect for elevated outings with panoramic views over the Ligurian Sea.

Rooftop bar Principe Forte dei Marmi in Genoa & Italian Riviera

Principe Forte dei Marmi

$$$$ | 5th floor | Forte Dei Marmi
  • Highlights
  • Dual setting
  • Panoramic views
  • Luxurious

Hotel Principe Forte Dei Marmi holds a fantastic and dual rooftop setting, including a rooftop cocktail lounge and a Michelin Star restaurant. The rooftop bar is called 67 Sky Lounge, and mixing interior and outdoor seating, this is an exclusive and dynamic venue, overlooking the entire Versilia coast. The Lux Lucis Restaurant is home to the Michelin-starred cuisine of Chef Valentino Cassanelli.

Rooftop bar Grand Hotel Savoia Rooftop in Genoa & Italian Riviera

Grand Hotel Savoia Rooftop

$$$$ | 5th floor | Forte Dei Marmi
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant + bar
  • Panoramic views
  • Hot tubs

Located right in the historic centre of Genoa, Grand Hotel Savoia is amongst the oldest hotels in Italy. The classic building is not only filled with history, but also offers a fantastic rooftop to enjoy Genoa from above. The versatile rooftop holds two hot tubs and a solarium, open for hotel guests, as well as a rooftop bar and restaurant where all are welcome during the warmer months. Ristorante Salgari offers the simplest and tastiest Genoese recipes, and at the Settimocielo Rooftop you can enjoy cocktails and aperitifs with the same amazing vistas.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

Genoa & Italian Riviera Rooftop Map