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23 best rooftop bars in Rome [2020 update]

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Last updated: August 16th, 2020

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The ultimate Rome rooftop guide, with all info you need about each rooftop bar and terrazze Roma worth a visit. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

The capital of Italy is the perfect city for rooftop restaurants and bars. From the terraces you can see all the famous and historical buildings with a birds eye view, while sipping cocktails and enjoying fine Italian cuisine. There are rooftop bars Rome near Colosseum, close to the Vatican, and some with fantastic Rome rooftop pools.

Heading to the top floors is the best way to discover one of the most recognizable cities ever. So, which is the best rooftop bar Rome? Just scroll down and find the Rome rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Raphael (The terrace) in Rome
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Hotel Raphael

$$$$ | 5th floor | Piazza Navona
  • Highlights
  • Vegetarian restaurant
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop garden

A very cozy and genuine rooftop bar in Rome with great service, good food along with cooling drinks and Prosecco. Amazing 360-degree views over the historic parts of Rome. Both a rooftop bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy great vegetarian and organic food and wines. Perfect for both a relaxing drink enjoying the fantastic view, a long lunch in the sun or a romantic dinner.

Rooftop bar Rome Cielo Terrace in Rome
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Cielo Terrace

$$$$$ | 7th floor | Spanish Steps
  • Highlights
  • Stylish
  • Amazing views
  • Above Spanish Steps

Found at the top of the Spanish Steps, Cielo Terrace is the charming and elegant rooftop bar of the Rocco Forte Hotel De La Ville. Equipped with red and white striped umbrellas and lounge furniture and lush olive trees, the terrace offers spectacular views over the Eternal City skyline. Open daily from breakfast to midnight, the rooftop bar serves wine based signature cocktails, as well as a light lunch menu and nightly bites. A glamorous and chic rooftop oasis, high above Rome.

Rooftop bar Rome SETTIMO Roman Cuisine & Terrace in Rome
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SETTIMO Roman Cuisine & Terrace

$$$$$ | 6th floor | Villa Borghese
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Panoramic views
  • Romantic

In the heart of Rome near the Spanish Steps and Roman Forum you find this awesome rooftop bar. Home of both one of the best rooftop restaurants in Rome and a panoramic bar, along with stunning views across the city. Excellent service, great atmosphere and fantastic views makes this a prime spot to visit for a romantic dinner celebrating something special, or just a glass of bubbles or a signature cocktail enjoying the sunset. Newly refurbished in 2019.

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Rooftop bar Posh Terrace at Palazzo Naiada Roma in Rome
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Posh Terrace at Palazzo Naiada Roma

$$$$ | 5th floor | Piazza della Repubblica
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sunset views
  • Luxurious

One of the most luxurious among rooftop bars in Rome, especially considering it comes with stunning infinity pool, which is not that common in this city. Add amazing views and you know the settings are there for a great experience. The rooftop bar serve lovely cocktails, and various fish dishes and Italian bar bites which you can enjoy in comfortable poolside lounge furniture or at a table under the shady awning.

Rooftop bar Rome Aroma Restaurant at Palazzo Manfredi in Rome
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Aroma Restaurant at Palazzo Manfredi

$$$$$ | 5th floor | Colosseum
  • Highlights
  • Michelin restaurant
  • Colosseum view
  • Great ambience

Aroma Restaurant is a Michelin restaurant located at the luxurious Palazzo Manfredi, with a really nice roof terrace. Here you get a lovely close-up view of Colluseum and Rome's historic sites. Enjoy fantastic gourmet food, both á la carte style or a full tasting menu, or visit the lounge bar if you just want to enjoy a glass of champagne or a cocktail. Pricey rooftop indeed, but also most likely a memory of a lifetime.

Rooftop bar Tiziano Terrace by Monti View in Rome
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Tiziano Terrace by Monti View

$$$$ | 5th floor | Monti
  • Highlights
  • Modern & stylish
  • Fantastic views
  • Hidden gem

Located in the Monti neighbourhood, just a 10-minute walk from the Colosseum, the modern Tiziano Terrace by Monti View offers a very stylish bar and indoor lounge, leading out to a charming open-air terrace. Complemented with sweeping and amazing views over the Rome skyline, this is a somewhat a hidden gem perfect for a night with fine wines, crafted cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired bites. Or breakfast, if you stay at the hotel.

Rooftop bar Zuma in Rome
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Zuma Rome

$$$$ | 6-7th floor | Spagna
  • Highlights
  • Japanese restaurant
  • Hot & trendy
  • Beautiful terrace

Set on top of the iconic Palazzo Fendi, Zuma Rome covers two entire floors, with both a stylish indoor restaurant and a beautiful rooftop terrace. Equipped with comfy dining tables and surrounded with greenery, the beautiful terrace also comes with fantastic views over the Eternal City. One of the hot-spots in Rome, Zuma offers 'modern Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional', served izakaya-style. Apart from fantastic food, there is also a fine selection of carefully mixed cocktails.

Rooftop bar Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel in Rome
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Sky Blu Pool Terrace

$$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza Barberini
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sophisticated
  • Summer night parties

A luxurious roof terrace with one of the best rooftop swimming pools that Rome can offer. In addition to the amazing pool, you can also enjoy delicious cocktails, a selection of tasty snacks and sweeping city views. The terrace is equipped with both luxurious beds, comfy lounge chairs and more regular bar stools along with a special sisha corner. Eventful rooftop, offering Tai Chi in the mornings and different type of fancy rooftop pool parties during the summer months. Event or not, the vibe at the terrace is always relaxed and sophisticated with nice music and a good vibe.

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Rooftop bar Rome Up Sunset Bar in Rome
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Up Sunset Bar

$$$ | 6-7th floor | Piazza Barberini
  • Highlights
  • On top of shopping mall
  • Amazing views
  • All day

Perched on top of the Rinascente Roma Tritone shopping mall, set between Fontana di Trevi and the Spanish Steps, the Up Sunset Bar and Lounge offers rooftop relaxation all through the day and night. With a beautiful garden setting, where dining tables and lounge spots are mixed with some amazing views over the Rome skyline, the rooftop bar serves Mediterranean flavours mixed with a nice selection of signature cocktails, as well as refreshing spritz and G&T's. The perfect Roma rooftop stop during a day of sightseeing or shopping.

Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Atlante Star (Les Etoiles Rooftop Cocktail Bar) in Rome
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Les Etoiles Rooftop at Hotel Atlante Star

$$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza delle Vaschette
  • Highlights
  • Roof garden
  • Vatican views
  • Romantic

From this lush and cozy terrace bar you get a spectacular panoramic view across Rome, with St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican as main attractions. A more romantic and luxurious rooftop in Rome is difficult to find. Enjoy cocktails, bubbles, wine and coffee all day long, along with light lunch, apertif or a fantastic Sunday brunch. Magical views for a sunset, and equally magical watching the St. Peter's Basilica light up.

Rooftop bar Rome Mirabelle in Rome
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Mirabelle

$$$$ | 7th floor | Villa Borghese
  • Highlights
  • Beautiful setting
  • 360-views
  • Upscale & luxurious

Perched on top of the Hotel Splendide Royal you find Mirabelle, a fine dining restaurant and rooftop bar, offering both a beautiful setting and a beautiful view. The rooftop restaurant serves fine creations by Executive Chef Stefano Marzetti daily as lunch and dinner, complemented with a truly impressive selection of wines. Before dinner, you can visit the Mirabelle terrace for 'Sunset Happy Hour', which apart from delicacies from the rooftop cocktail bar and tasty snacks, also includes a fantastic sunset over the Eternal City.

Rooftop bar Rome The Flair at Sina Bernini Bristol in Rome
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The Flair at Sina Bernini Bristol

$$$$ | 8th floor | Piazza Barberini
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Panoramic views
  • Great ambience

A roof terrace in Rome that really appeals to all gourmets. Up on the 8th floor there is a rooftop bar as well as a bistro and a fine dining restaurant called The Flair, serving food of the highest class. Choose between a tasting menu, order á la carte or just visit the lounge bar to enjoy classic cocktails, bubbles, wine and beer. All choices come with magnificent views across Rome and its vicinity.

Rooftop bar Rome FortySeven Hotel in Rome
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47 Circus Roof Garden

$$$$ | 7th floor | Piazza della Bocca della Verità
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Historical views
  • Quiet & romantic

A roof garden in Rome with a very good restaurant serving fresh Mediterranean cuisine to the views of many of Rome's most famous monuments. Decorated in classic and minimalist style, and with a very open air feel, meaning it's only open in the warmer months. Famous foor a great and relaxing ambience along with a very friendly and attentive service. Booking in advance is recommended.

Rooftop bar Rome Minerva Roof Garden in Rome
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Minerva Roof Garden

$$$$ | 8th floor | Piazza della Minerva
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Phanteon views
  • Rooftop garden

Centrally located rooftop bar in Rome right by the Pantheon. The prices are quite high, but the view, food and drink menu really makes it worthwhile. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving classic Italian dishes along with a rooftop brunch every Sunday. From the rooftop bar you can order Prosseco, beer, wine and a wide variety of Mojitos to enjoy with a 360-degree view of Rome and close-up views of Pantheon.

Rooftop bar Rome Singer Palace Hotel in Rome
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Singer Palace Hotel

$$$$ | 5th floor | Pantheon
  • Highlights
  • Bar + Restaurant
  • Beautiful terrace
  • 1920’s cocktails

Found in the heart of the historic center of Rome, the Singer Palace Hotel comes with a lovely and dual rooftop setting, including both rooftop restaurant and rooftop bar. Elegant and luxurious in decoration, the terrace offers breathtaking views over the roman rooftops, monuments and churches. Open to all daily, you can visit for a sunny rooftop lunch, a romantic dinner or some sunset / after dinner cocktails. Anytime you go, expect friendly service and a charming atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Rome Residenza Paolo VI Hotel in Rome
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Residenza Paolo VI Hotel

$$$$ | 2nd floor | St. Peter's Square
  • Highlights
  • St. Peter's Church views
  • Rooftop garden

A cozy rooftop bar in Rome, right at St. Peter's Square, overlooking St. Peters Church nd the Apostolic Palacein. Perfect rooftop to visit after a long day of tourism in the Vatican. The terrace is comfy furnished in classic old Italian style, and the bar offers refreshing drinks all afternoon and night, and there is also afternoon tea service along with an á la carte menu.

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Rooftop bar Rome Roof Garden Restaurant in Rome
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Terrazza Dei Papi Roofgarden Restaurant

$$$ | 4th floor | Piazza di Santa María Maggiore
  • Highlights
  • Sky Bar & restaurant
  • 360-view
  • Romantic

On top of the Mecenate Palace Hotel you find both a the Roofgarden Restaurant and the Sky Bar, both offering wonderful views of the Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore and a 360-degree panoramic view over Rome. The kitchen serves great Mediterranean and local dishes, all at very decent prices and with a lovely service. Add the sky bar, with a good selection of fine wines and cocktails, and you have a really great rooftop.

Rooftop bar Rome Radisson Blu es. Hotel Roma Rooftop in Roma
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Hotel Roma Rooftop

$$$$ | 7th floor | Roma Termini
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Live DJs
  • Hip crowd

A sky lounge in Rome where you can really enjoy la Dolce Vita, mingling with a few celebrities and the trendy crowd of Rome, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Equipped with a fantastic interior and furnishings, surrounded by a modern swimming pool and a lounge bar called Zest Bar. The terrace is open in summertime for both lunch & dinner along with sunset and late night cocktails.

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Rooftop bar Rome La Terrazza del Cèsari in Rome
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La Terrazza del Cèsari

$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza di Pietra
  • Highlights
  • Specific wines
  • Two terraces
  • Exclusive feel

Somewhat of a hidden gem, this is an elegant and exclusive rooftop bar right in the heart of Rome. It even comes with two terraces, both with striking views. No food service at the terrace, but instead the perfect rooftop to visit for pre- or after dinner drinks, or for a realaxing night of siping on signature cocktails with a group of friends.

Rooftop bar Rome The First Luxury Art Hotel in Rome
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Aquaroof at The First Luxury Art Hotel

$$$$ | 4th floor | Piazza del Popolo
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail bar & restaurant
  • Historical views
  • Rooftop garden

This luxurious rooftop bar and restaurant is located on a 5-star hotel with magical views of the historical sites of Rome. The rooftop bar offers creative cocktails with influences from both the northern and southern emesphere, along with Italian and international sparkling wines. From the kitchen you can order modern Roman cuisine and seafood, either as full dishes or as 'drops'. Very elegant in look and feel, but still with a great and relaxing atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Rome Terrazza Borromini in Rome
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Terrazza Borromini

$$$$ | 4-5th floor | Piazza Navona
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant + Bar
  • 360-views
  • Historical setting

Set in a stunning 17th century building in Piazza Navona, the Terrazza Borromini offers both a 4th floor rooftop restaurant and a 5th floor rooftop bar (nicknamed 'La Grande Bellezza'), where you can enjoy incredible 360-views over the city rooftops, and the famous piazza from above. The restuarant serves Mediterranean flavors inspired by the classic Roman tradition as both lunch and dinner, while the top floor intimate rooftop bar is open to all nightly to enjoy high-quality aperitifs and some amazing sunset views over the Eternal City.

Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Forum Rooftop in Rome
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Hotel Forum Rooftop

$$$$ | 7th floor | Forum Romanum
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Lovely views
  • Cozy

From this rooftop bar in Rome you get a fantastic view of the historic Roman Forum and Rome's skyline. Perfect location, and the rooftop holds both a quite large roof garden restaurant, and on top of that, a smaller and very cozy cocktail bar. The rooftop restaurant serves delicious and classic Italian and seafood dishes, and at the rooftop bar professional bartenders prepare a variety of cocktails, long drinks, grappa or just a simple espresso. Known for a great service and a very friendly atmosphere, perfect for either a long lunch or some sunset cocktails.

Rooftop bar Marcella Royal Hotel in Rome
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Marcella Royal Hotel

$$$$ | 7th floor | Central Rome
  • Highlights
  • Roof garden
  • Panoramic sunset views

A very cosy and garden like roof terrace. This rooftop bar in Rome is perfect for those looking for tranquility and harmony, along with breathtaking views of all of Rome and the Vatican. Guest at the hotel can enjoy their breakfast at the terrace in the mornings or relax in the sunbeds during the day. In the afternoon and at night it is the perfect spot for everyone to have a relaxing cocktail and enjoy the lush settings and panoramic views.

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Rooftop bar Rome

Rooftop-grade: 8/10
Prime season: April-Oct
Residents: 2,6 millions
Climate: mediterranean

For those who like food, this city is heaven. It is absolutely teeming with cozy and good restaurants all over the city. Mainly in the central neighborhood of Trastevere.

Which are the best rooftops in Rome? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Rome. The climate is classically Mediterranean, leading to the rooftop bars in Rome being open all year round. The Rome rooftop bars are often centrally located and overlooking the city's historic buildings.

The location of the roof terraces here is often at a luxurios hotel or on the roof of a fancy restaurant.

Check out the city map for rooftop bars in Rome down below and you will find the best places to drink with a view, close to you. And here's a list of the best hotels in Rome with a view

About Rome

"The Eternal City", Rome, is the capital of Italy and also the country's largest city. This is also the home of the Vatican City which is the center of the Roman Catholic Church. Rome is said to be the greenest city in Europe because of its many parks. The city is one of the world's most historic cities with many attractions, museums, historic buildings, palaces, squares and so on. The Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Fontana de Trevi, just to name a few. There is something for everyone.