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Rooftop Bars Sicily

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Country Italy
Currency Euro
Best time to visit April - October
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Sicily
Courtesy of Seven Restaurant Palermo

Sicily Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

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.

The list

10 best rooftop bars in Sicily

Le Terrazze del Sole Palermo Rooftop bar in Sicily

Le Terrazze del Sole

$$$ | 5th floor | Palermo
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop bar & restaurant
  • Sunday brunch

Perched above Quattro Canti in the heart of Palermo, Le Terrazze del Sole is the prime spot to enjoy the flavours and colors of Sicilian cusine with an extraordinary views over the Sicilian capital. Both rooftop bar and restaurant, here you can enjoy a full dinner, an aperitif, or something from the extensive drink menu, all served in an elegant yet inviting and relaxing atmosphere, creating the best Palermo rooftop experience.

Clou Lounge Bar & Restaurant Rooftop bar in Sicily

Clou Lounge Bar & Restaurant

$$$$ | 5th floor | Syracuse
  • Highlights
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Panoramic views
  • Artful cocktails

Set in heart of Ortigia, on top of the elegant Grand Hotel Des Étrangers, Clou Lounge Bar & Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant and lounge bar, inviting to a Sicily rooftop experience out of the ordinary. Surrounded with a warm hospitality and amazing views over Ortigia Island, the marina and the glittering sea, here you can indulge in authentic Mediterranean dishes & artfully crafted cocktails, inspired by the genuine flavors of the island.

Mamma Caura Rooftop bar in Sicily

Mamma Caura

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Marsala
  • Highlights
  • Summer DJs
  • Cocktails & Champagne
  • Sunset views

Located in Trapani province in Marsala city within the SEI - Saline Ettore and Infersa, Mamma Caura is a truly unique place, housed in a completely renovated shack inside the Saltpans of Marsala. Set over several levels, including an elegant pink internal restaurant with a photographic exhibition of 20th century Sicily, a panoramic terrace on the ground floor and the Mamma Caura Rooftop, where you can watch the traditional artisanal harvesting of sea salt. Here you can relax with an aperitif and a breathtaking view of the sunset over the historic Phoenician-era salt pans. During summer there are also DJ sets at sunset.

Rooftop Bar at Hotel Villa Taormina in Sicily
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean Garden
  • Breathtaking view
  • Wine & cocktail bar

Found in the heart of Taormina, the charming boutique Hotel Villa Taormina comes with a lush Mediterranean Garden, featuring a solarium with Jacuzzi, a sunset corner, and a rooftop lounge bar. Immersed by the beauty of Sicilian nature and surrounded with a breathtaking view that stretches from the top of Etna to the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, here you can indulge in carefully mixed cocktails, selections from the fine Villa Taormina wine list, as well as cold dishes and sandwiches.

Sky Bar Taormina Rooftop bar in Sicily

Sky Rooftop 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, locally sourced Sicilian food and a magical sunset.

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.

The Literary Terrace & Bar rooftop bar in Sicily

The Literary Terrace & Bar

$$$$$ | 3rd floor | Taormina
  • Highlights
  • Luxurious
  • Amazing views
  • Sunset aperitivos

Found at the amazing Grand Hotel Timeo, right next to the famous Teatro Antico di Taormina, The Literary Terrace & Bar comes with both an elegant inside bar and a lush open-air terrace, where you are surrounded with breathtaking views over Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormina. With a luxurious and high-end vibe, here you can settle down in the classic yet comfy lounge chairs and enjoy the surroundings, expertly crafted signature cocktails and tasty bites, usually complemented with live music.

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.

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.

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.

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City info

Rooftop bar Sicily

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

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.