Rooftop bars Sicily

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5 best rooftop bars in Sicily [2021 update]


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Last updated: August 25th, 2020


Here you'll find the best Sicily rooftop bars, from Palermo to Catania, packed with all info you need about each venue. Dress code, maps, opening hours, view spots, pics and much more.

Located south of mainland Italy, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. And while there are some impressive rooftops, none of them really reach the heights of the famous Mount Etna. But volcanos aside, which is the best rooftop bar Sicily? Just scroll down and find the Sicily rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Seven Restaurant Palermo Rooftop bar in Sicily

Seven Restaurant Palermo

$$$$ | 7th floor | Palermo
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop garden
  • Amazing cocktails

Lush and beautiful rooftop terrace, set on top of the Hotel Ambasciatori, right in the heart of Palermo. This rooftop bar and restaurant serves both great food and fantastic drinks, along with a breathtaking panoramic view over Palermo. Open nightly you can visit for a full dinner with inspiration from Sicily, or just some exciting and tasty cocktails. All served in a both vibrant and romantic atmosphere.

Il Bar at Rinascente Palermo Rooftop bar in Sicily

Il Bar at Rinascente

$$$ | 4th floor | Palermo
  • Highlights
  • Top of shopping mall
  • Well-made cocktails
  • Stylish terrace

Set on top of the Rinascente shopping mall in the center of Palermo you find this rooftop cocktail bar and café. Seating come both inside and at the beautiful, multi level terrace, offering amazing views over Piazza San Domenico and the main sights of Palermo historical center. Open daily and throughout the day and night, you can visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or some well-made cocktails. From Italian classics to sparkling cocktails and signature creations.

Sky Bar Taormina Rooftop bar in Sicily

Sky Bar Taormina

$$$ | Taormina
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Beautiful terrace
  • Relaxing & romantic

On top of the Continental Hotel in Taormina you find this spacious and sun-drenched terrace, offering unique and panoramic views across the Bay of Naxos, Mount Etna and Castelmola. Very open-air and equipped with comfy lounge sofas, this is a perfect spot for soaking in relaxing atmosphere and grand views. The rooftop bar offers refreshing cocktails and a magical sunset.

Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant in Catania, Sicily

Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant

$$$$ | 7th floor | Catania
  • Highlights
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Mount Etna views
  • Calm & sophisticated

The name of this place tells you two things: it is both a rooftop bar and restaurant, and it is also the place for fantastic Mount Etna views. Located seven floors up on the hotel Palace Catania, this is a stylish venue for both excellent Italian food and exclusive cocktails. Sophisticated and calm in atmosphere, you can visit for a breakfast with views or a romantic dinner. Or just some jazzy and relaxing cocktails and fantastic views over the volcano.

Eurostars Centrale Palace rooftop bar in Palermo, Sicily

Eurostars Centrale Palace

$$$ | 4th floor | Catania
  • Highlights
  • Classic & romantic
  • Rooftop garden

A classic rooftop garden and terrace, located in the heart of Palermo. From the top floor of the Eurostars Centrale Palace hotel you get some fantastic views over the city, stretching to the mountains in the horizon. The rooftop bar serves a good selection of both cocktails and wines, while the hungry ones can head over to the hotel's rooftop restaurant called Ai Tetti.

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Rooftop bar Sicily

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: April - October
Residents: 5 millions
Climate: Mediterranean

Sicily is set south of mainland Italy and comes with a typical Mediterranean climate. This means long, hot and dry summers, and a climate perfect for rooftop bars.

Most of the Sicily rooftop bars can be found in the largest city Palermo, but also at other places around the island. While the buildings on Sicily usually are not very high, there are still rooftop terraces with amazing views to be found. Mainly over two things: the ocean and Mount Etna.

The rooftop bars often serves a mix of tasty Italian food and classic cocktails. And of course, an impressive selection of wines.

About Sicily

Sicily is an Italian region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Seperated from mainland Italy by the narrow Strait of Messina, the island is also home of the tallest active volcano in Europe: Mount Etna. Thanks to its sunny and dry climate, beautiful and dramatic scenery and rich history, Sicily is a ver popular tourist destination.