Rooftop bars Rome

The ultimate guide to the 16 best rooftop bars in Rome in 2018.


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Complete with all info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Rome is the perfect city for rooftop restaurants and bars. From the terraces here, you can see all the famous and historical buildings with a bird eye view. The best way to discover one of the most recognizable cities ever. Just scroll down and find the Rome rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Piazza Navona
Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Raphael (The terrace) in Rome
Hotel Raphael
$$$$ Largo Febo, 2
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Vegetarian restaurant
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop garden
A very cozy and genuine rooftop bar in Rome with great service, good food along with cooling drinks and Prosecco. Amazing 360-degree views over the historic parts of Rome. Both a rooftop bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy great vegetarian and organic food and wines. Perfect for both a relaxing drink enjoying the fantastic view, a long lunch in the sun or a romantic dinner.
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Piazza delle Vaschette
Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Atlante Star (Les Etoiles Rooftop Cocktail Bar) in Rome
Les Etoiles Rooftop at Hotel Atlante Star
$$$$ Via Giovanni Vitelleschi, 34
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Roof garden
  • Vatican views
  • Romantic
From this lush and cozy terrace bar you get a spectacular panoramic view across Rome, with St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican as main attractions. A more romantic and luxurious rooftop in Rome is difficult to find. Enjoy cocktails, bubbles, wine and coffee all day long, along with light lunch, apertif or a fantastic Sunday brunch. Magical views for a sunset, and equally magical watching the St. Peter's Basilica light up.
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Villa Borghese
Rooftop bar Rome La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge in Rome
La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge
$$$$$ Via Lombardia, 47
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Panoramic views
  • Romantic
In the heart of Rome near the Spanish Steps and Roman Forum you find this awesome rooftop bar. Home of both one of the best rooftop restaurants in Rome and a panoramic bar, along with stunning views across the city. Excellent service, great atmosphere and fantastic views makes this a prime spot to visit for a romantic dinner celebrating something special, or just a glass of bubbles or a signature cocktail enjoying the sunset.
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Piazza della Repubblica
Rooftop bar Rome Boscolo Exedra Roma, Autograph Collection in Rome
Posh Terrace at Palazzo Naiada Roma
$$$$ Piazza della Repubblica, 47
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sunset views
  • Luxurious
One of the most luxurious among rooftop bars in Rome, especially considering it comes with stunning infinity pool, which is not that common in this city. Add amazing views and you know the settings are there for a great experience. The rooftop bar serve lovely cocktails, and various fish dishes and Italian bar bites which you can enjoy in comfortable poolside lounge furniture or at a table under the shady awning.
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Colosseum
Rooftop bar Rome Aroma Restaurant at Palazzo Manfredi in Rome
Aroma Restaurant at Palazzo Manfredi
$$$$$ Via Labicana, 125
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Michelin restaurant
  • Colosseum view
  • Great ambience
Aroma Restaurant is a Michelin restaurant located at the luxurious Palazzo Manfredi, with a really nice roof terrace. Here you get a lovely close-up view of Colluseum and Rome's historic sites. Enjoy fantastic gourmet food, both á la carte style or a full tasting menu, or visit the lounge bar if you just want to enjoy a glass of champagne or a cocktail. Pricey rooftop indeed, but also most likely a memory of a lifetime.
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Piazza Barberini
Rooftop bar Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel in Rome
Sky Blu Pool Terrace
$$$$ Via di S. Basilio, 15
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sophisticated
  • Summer night parties
A luxurious roof terrace with one of the best rooftop swimming pools that Rome can offer. In addition to the amazing pool, you can also enjoy delicious cocktails, a selection of tasty snacks and sweeping city views. The terrace is equipped with both luxurious beds, comfy lounge chairs and more regular bar stools along with a special sisha corner. Eventful rooftop, offering Tai Chi in the mornings and different type of fancy rooftop pool parties during the summer months. Event or not, the vibe at the terrace is always relaxed and sophisticated with nice music and a good vibe.
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St. Peter's Square
Rooftop bar Rome Residenza Paolo VI Hotel in Rome
Residenza Paolo VI Hotel
$$$$ Via Paolo VI, 29
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • St. Peter's Church views
  • Rooftop garden
A cozy rooftop bar in Rome, right at St. Peter's Square, overlooking St. Peters Church nd the Apostolic Palacein. Perfect rooftop to visit after a long day of tourism in the Vatican. The terrace is cozy furnished in classic old Italian style, and the bar offers refreshing drinks all afternoon and night, and there is also afternoon tea service along with an á la carte menu.
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Piazza Barberini
Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Bernini Bristol in Rome
Hotel Bernini Bristol
$$$$ Piazza Barberini, 23
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Panoramic views
  • Great ambience
A roof terrace in Rome that really appeals to all gourmets. Up on the 8th floor there is a lounge bar as well as a fine dining restaurant called Giuda ballerino!, serving food of the highest class. Choose between a tasting menu, order á la carte or just visit the lounge bar to enjoy classic cocktails, bubbles, wine and beer. All choices come with magnificent views across Rome and its vicinity.
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Piazza della Bocca della Verità
Rooftop bar Rome FortySeven Hotel in Rome
FortySeven Hotel
$$$$ Via Luigi Petroselli, 47
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Restaurant
  • Historical views
  • Quiet & romantic
A roof garden in Rome with a very good restaurant serving fresh Mediterranean cuisine to the views of many of Rome's most famous monuments. Decorated in classic and minimalist style, and with a very open air feel, meaning it's only open in the warmer months. Famous foor a great and relaxing ambience along with a very friendly and attentive service. Booking in advance is recommended.
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Piazza della Minerva
Rooftop bar Rome Minerva Roof Garden in Rome
Minerva Roof Garden
$$$$ Piazza della Minerva, 69
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Phanteon views
  • Rooftop garden
Centrally located rooftop bar in Rome right by the Pantheon. The prices are quite high, but the view, food and drink menu really makes it worthwhile. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving classic Italian dishes along with a rooftop brunch every Sunday. From the rooftop bar you can order Prosseco, beer, wine and a wide variety of Mojitos to enjoy with a 360-degree view of Rome and close-up views of Pantheon.
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Piazza di Santa María Maggiore
Rooftop bar Rome Roof Garden Restaurant in Rome
Terrazza Dei Papi Roofgarden Restaurant
$$$ Via Carlo Alberto, 3
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • 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 slection of fine wines and cocktails, and you have a really great rooftop.
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Roma Termini
Rooftop bar Rome Radisson Blu es. Hotel Roma Rooftop in Roma
Hotel Roma Rooftop
$$$$ Via Filippo Turati, 171
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Live DJs
  • Hip crowd
A sky lounge in Rome where you can really enjoy la Dolce Vita, mingling with a few celebrities and the trendy crowd of Rome, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Equipped with a fantastic interior and furnishings, surrounded by a modern swimming pool and a lounge bar called Zest Bar. The terrace is open in summertime for both lunch & dinner along with sunset and late night cocktails.
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Piazza di Pietra
Rooftop bar Rome La Terrazza del Cèsari in Rome
La Terrazza del Cèsari
$$$ Via di Pietra, 89
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • 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.
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Piazza del Popolo
Rooftop bar Rome The First Luxury Art Hotel in Rome
Aquaroof at The First Luxury Art Hotel
$$$$ Via del Vantaggio, 14
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Cocktail bar & restaurant
  • Historical views
  • Rooftop garden
This luxurious rooftop bar and restaurant is located on a 5-star hotel with magical views of the historical sites of Rome. The rooftop bar offers creative cocktails with influences from both the northern and southern emesphere, along with Italian and international sparkling wines. From the kitchen you can order modern Roman cuisine and seafood, either as full dishes or as 'drops'. Very elegant in look and feel, but still with a great and relaxing atmosphere.
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Forum Romanum
Rooftop bar Rome Hotel Forum Rooftop in Rome
Hotel Forum Rooftop
$$$$ Via Tor de' Conti 25
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Lovely views
  • Cozy
From this rooftop bar in Rome you get a fantastic view of the historic Roman Forum and Rome's skyline. Perfect location, and the rooftop holds both a quite large roof garden restaurant, and on top of that, a smaller and very cozy cocktail bar. The rooftop restaurant serves delicious and classic Italian and seafood dishes, and at the rooftop bar professional bartenders prepare a variety of cocktails, long drinks, grappa or just a simple espresso. Known for a great service and a very friendly atmosphere, perfect for either a long lunch or some sunset cocktails.
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Central Rome
Rooftop bar Marcella Royal Hotel in Rome
Marcella Royal Hotel
$$$$ Via Flavia 106
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • 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.

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.