20 best rooftop bars in Italy

Italy pretty much feels like 'the home' of food and drinks. And up at the Italian rooftop bars you can enjoy all your aperitivo, pasta and wine with magnificent views.

February 20, 2024
Best rooftop bars in Italy
Rooftop bars Italy | Courtesy of Vista Sky Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento

Italy have some of the most cozy and beautiful rooftop bars in the world. The romantic setting, amazing food and beautiful vistas makes Italy a paradise for those who love to eat and drink with a view.

Here you can find both rooftop bars in the middle of buzzing cities, but also more relaxed rooftop bars located by the coastline. Enjoy our list of the 20 best rooftop bars in Italy. 20 amazing roof terraces with everything one can ask for.

20. Romeo Hotel Naples
/ Naples

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Romeo Hotel Naples
Romeo Hotel Naples - Photo: www.romeohotel.it

Naples is Italia’s hidden gem. A perfect holiday resort, the city is a mix of culture, traditions and breathtaking views. Romeo Hotel Naples is a five-star venue to compliment the city. Its perfect location right by the Port of Naples makes it easy to access.

The hotel’s top floor opens the doors to an upscale and luxury rooftop pool terrace, with two rooftop restaurants. The spacious deck offers a variety of experiences for any time of the day. The terrace is sleek in design and comfy in feel.

With a setting view overlooking the Bay of Naples, including Mount Vesuvius and Capri, Romeo Hotel Naples has thought of everything you might need on a rooftop in Italy. Perfect for sunbathing sessions under the hot Italian sun during the day, and even better for a refreshing afternoon delight with a glass of Italian wine, or a classic cocktail.

The rooftop pool is only available to guests of the hotel, so if you’re visiting and wondering where to stay, maybe book a visit with the hotel. The 9th floor hides the Beluga Bistro & Terrace where everybody else is welcome to join for a semi-casual restaurant experience and a lounge atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with soft drinks in-between, the seating comes both inside on the more alfresco terrace, or outdoors.

The terrace has a retractable roof, so even if the weather serves a surprise, your visit will not be ruined. The Bistro-style menu is a mixture of Mediterranean cuisine and classic Naples recipes. A floor above is a Michelin-starred gourmet fine dining restaurant, everybody knows as Comandante. Lovers of fine dining are more than welcome to join.

Reservations, however, are necessary, as this restaurant is popular among the Naples crowd.


  • Via Cristoforo Colombo, 45, 80133 Napoli NA
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19. Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
/ Florence

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni - Photo: www.palazzoguadagni.com/

The pride of the fantastic Hotel Palazzo Guadagni in Florence is found five floors up, with the charming Loggia Roof Bar.

Set in an ancient Palazzo built in 1505, the venue comes packed with history, and also overlooks the rooftops of the historical buildings in Florence. Magnificent views over both the Bellosguardo Tower, the Boboli Gardens and the Church of Santo Spirito, continuing to the Florentine Hills.

Open daily to the public from late morning to night, the calm and harmonious Loggia Roof Bar is decorated with elegance and classic lounge furniture. Beautiful in sunlight, and maybe even more magical in cosy lighting when darkness falls.

Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is the perfect Italy rooftop bar to unwind with views and a glass of Tuscan wine, a delicious cocktail or aperitif.


  • Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Florence
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18. Hey Güey
/ Rome

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Hey Güey
Hey Güey - Photo: https://www.chapter-roma.com/

Hey Güey is a colorful and stylish rooftop bar and gourmet taqueria, found on top of the glamorous and gritty hotel Chapter Roma, right in the heart of Rome.

Elevated above the Eternal City, this subtropical garden invites you to take a journey to the Pacific Ocean, the beaches of Acapulco and the scents of Puerto Escondido.

The rooftop menu includes traditional Mexican dishes, from signature tacos to empanadas and quesadillas, created by chef Victor Cuenca Lopez, as well as summerish signature cocktails and Mexican spirits.

Head on up and enjoy this lovley oasis, packed with Mexican vibes and surrounded by amazing views over the roofs and domes of the old town.


  • Via Santa Maria Dè Calderari 47, Pantheon, 00186 Rome
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17. SE·STO on Arno at Westin Excelsior
/ Florence

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - SE·STO on Arno at Westin Excelsior
SE·STO on Arno at Westin Excelsior - Photo: www.sestoonarno.com

Located atop the top-notch Westin Excelsior hotel, SE-STO on Arno is an adventure to be experienced at least once when in Florence. Both a combination of an excellent rooftop bar and a rooftop restaurant, SE-STO on Arno overlooks the banks of the river Arno, exposing the eye over the entire old city of art.

The indoor interior reminds much of a “glass-hut”. SE-STO is split in two, having two dedicated terraces to the restaurant, and the rooftop bar.

Reserve your spot for any of the lunch or dinner reservations and enjoy the described by many gastronomists “Tuscan cuisine with a touch of innovation”, served by the executive chef and his dedicated team of professionals.

Or sip a glass of a signature and old-style cocktail while at the rooftop bar, enjoying the sunset over Florence. With a list of exclusive and premium wines, served every day between 7pm and 9pm, you can indulge in a mix of international and genuine Italian atmosphere.


  • Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 6th floor The Westin Excelsior, Florence
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16. La Terrazza Rooftop Bar
/ Viareggio

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - La Terrazza Rooftop Bar
La Terrazza Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.principedipiemonte.com/

Found in front of the sea on Viareggio's promenade, the fabulous Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte comes with an equally fabulous rooftop bar, called La Terrazza Rooftop Bar.

Open daily during the summer, La Terrazza overlooks the hotel's lovely rooftop pool. But also a much larger "pool", as you are surrounded with fantastic panoramics over the Mediterranean, as well as the Apuan Alps in the other direction.

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - La Terrazza Rooftop Bar
La Terrazza Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.principedipiemonte.com/

Dressed in stylish and summerish white, the wooden decked terrace comes with comfy seats and large awings, offering some shade from the midday sun. This makes La Terrazza Rooftop Bar a perfect spot to enjoy a summer dish during the daily lunch (12.30-17.00). But you will also want to stick around for a cocktail during the golden sunset.

Apart from rooftop bar and rooftop pool, Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte also holds a panoramic restaurant called Maitò Viareggio.


  • Piazza Giacomo Puccini, 1, 55049 Viareggio LU
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15. Terrazza Nainer
/ Rome

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Terrazza Nainer
Terrazza Nainer - Photo: www.palazzonainer.com

Found on in Via del Babuino, which lead from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps, the superb and elegant boutique hotel Palazzo Nainer comes with an equally elegant rooftop terrace.

Called Terrazza Nainer, the stylish 5th floor terrace and the solarium with VIP area on the upper level, comes surrounded with panoramic views over Piazza del Popolo and Via del Babuino, Villa Borghese and Pincio, as well as Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Venezia.

Welcoming guests as well as non-guests to celebrate special moments, the rooftop offers everything from a light lunch or an aperitif, to an after dinner cocktail.


14. Principe Forte dei Marmi
/ Forte dei Marmi

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Principe Forte dei Marmi
Principe Forte dei Marmi - Photo: https://principefortedeimarmi.com/

Hotel Principe Forte Dei Marmi is a modern and exclusive resort & spa, located on the Tuscan Riviera. A fantastic place to stay, but also a venue offering a dual and amazing Italian rooftop experience.

Surrounded by breathtaking views over the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apuan Alps, part of the rooftop is home to 67 Sky Lounge, an exclusive and dynamic venue, open nightly to enjoy aperitifs at sunset and exclusive after dinner.

The rooftop menu includes original and unique cocktails, a refined list of bubbles and a selection of spirits, complemented by international snack dishes.

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Principe Forte dei Marmi
Principe Forte dei Marmi - Photo: https://principefortedeimarmi.com/

Next door you find the Lux Lucis Restaurant, home to the Michelin-starred cuisine of Chef Valentino Cassanelli.

The intimate and stylish 24-seat restaurant serves amazing dishes that are a free expression of Italian cuisine, drawing from the rich biodiversity surrounding the coastal town of Forte dei Marmi, as well as from a close collaboration with Maître Sommelier Sokol Ndreko.

For a memorable dinner with a view, Lux Lucis is hard to beat.


  • Viale Ammiraglio Morin, 67, 55042 Forte dei Marmi LU
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13. ROOF FIANI Pool Restaurant Bar
/ Massa Lubrense

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - ROOF FIANI Pool Restaurant Bar
ROOF FIANI Pool Restaurant Bar - Photo: www.rooffiani.com/

Set on the seaside in a nature reserve along the Amalfi Coast, the recently restored and redeveloped Punta Campanella Resort & Spa offers a versatile and exclusive rooftop experience.

The rooftop is known as ROOF FIANI Pool Restaurant Bar, and as the name hints, this is a trendy venue where you can enjoy both tasty and relaxing hours.

Dressed with elegant dining tables and trendy sofas, as well as a rooftop pool and comfy sun loungers, the rooftop terrace comes surrounded with exceptional views of the ocean and the lush Mediterranean vegetation.

Under the Amalfi Coast sun, you can visit the Pool Club for long hours of stylish relaxation and swims in the rooftop pool.

Or you visit the Nerano Restaurant and American Bar, where innovative Mediterranean & traditional Neapolitan cuisine, as well as classic and signature cocktails, is served both day and night.


  • Piazza Delle Sirene 2, 80061 Massa Lubrense
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12. Singer Palace Hotel
/ Rome

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Singer Palace Hotel
Singer Palace Hotel - Photo: https://singerpalacehotel.com/

Located right on the famous Via del Corso shopping street, in the heart of the historic center of Rome, the lovely Singer Palace Hotel comes with an amazing, multi-level and dual rooftop setting.

With breathtaking views over the roman rooftops, monuments, churches and the neighboring Piazza Venezia, the top floors of the hotel includes both the rooftop bar Jim's Bar, as well as The Terraces rooftop restaurant.

Elegant and luxurious in setting, and open to all daily, you can visit the Singer Palace rooftop for a sunny lunch, a romantic dinner or some sunset / after dinner cocktails.

The rooftop menu includes simple and innovative cuisine, with influences from typical Roman and Mediterranean dishes.

At the bar you can enjoy a drink list inspired by cocktails of the 1920’s, featuring both the signature selection of a reinterpreted classics, as well as a large array of Gin's.


  • Via Alessandro Specchi, 10, Pantheon, 00186 Rome
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11. Royal8 Sky Bar
/ Rapallo – Portofino Coast

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Royal8 Sky Bar
Royal8 Sky Bar - Photo: www.hoteltigullioroyal.it

On the central promenade of Rapallo, right in the heart of the beautiful Ligurian Riviera (also known as the Italian Riviera), you find one of the most stylish Italian rooftop bars: Royal8 Sky Bar.

Perched on top of the Hotel Tigullio Royal, the open-air terrace is available from April to October, serving fantastic views over the coastline and water of the Tigullio Gulf.

Settle down in the comfy, white lounge furniture and enjoy 'the most glamorous aperitif in Liguria', including crafted cocktails prepared by the skilled bartender, as well as a range of delicious Ligurian specialties.

Really putting that extra touch to the magical Italian summer-atmosphere, Royal8 Sky Bar mixes trendy lounge vibes with an intimate and romantic setting, made for memorable nights.


  • Piazza IV Novembre, 3, 16035 Rapallo, Portofino Coast, GE
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10. Le Terrazze del Sole
/ Palermo

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Le Terrazze del Sole
Le Terrazze del Sole - Photo: www.leterrazzedelsole.it/

With a privileged location in the heart of Palermo, Le Terrazze del Sole is a prime spot to enjoy an aperitif with a view.

Perched on top of the historic and fabulous B&B Hotels - Hotel Palermo Quattro Canti, here you are surrounded with extraordinary views over the Sicilian capital.

Elegant and charming, the rooftop seamlessly blends a large and airy interior area with a bright and lush outdoor terrace.

The Le Terrazze del Sole menu features tasty Italian dishes, inspired by the flavours and colors of Sicilian cusine, served as both aperitif or a full dinner.

Complementing the food, there is an extensive drink menu including everything from Martini, signature and classic cocktails, as well as a large selection of wines.

For elevated evenings in Palermo, Le Terrazze del Sole is hard to beat.


  • Via Vittorio Emanuele, 291, 90100 Palermo PA
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9. Il Tridente Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
/ Positano

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Il Tridente Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Il Tridente Cocktail Bar & Restaurant - Photo: www.hotelposeidonpositano.it/

Il Tridente Cocktail Bar & Restaurant in Positano is, just as the name hints, both a charming rooftop restaurant and a stylish rooftop cocktail bar. This, plus a bunch of other reasons, makes it a great venue to visit anytime of the day.

With an elevated position along Viale Pasitea, it doesn't matter if you come for breakfast, lunch, dinner or some night time drinks. You will always be greated with some truly breathtaking views over the colored houses in Positano, and what feels like endless panoramics over the Mediterranean Sea.

The kitchen is run by Chef Antonio Sorrentino, and here you can indulge highly rated Mediterranean food, with a focus on Neapolitan culinary tradition and made from local fresh ingredients. There is everything from pasta, meat and fish, as well as brand new vegetarian menu, along with vegan and gluten-free options.

While a sunny lunch or romantic dinner at the restaurant is higly recommended, you can also just "settle" for some drinks at the rooftop bar. With comfy loungers, a great atmosphere and live music several nights a week, it is not a bad option at all.

Known for its personal and friendly service, Il Tridente is a popular venue, so reservations before you visit is pretty much mandatory.


  • Hotel Poseidon, Viale Pasitea, 140, 84017 Positano SA
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8. The Roof at Habita79 Pompeii
/ Amalfi Coast

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - The Roof at Habita79 Pompeii
The Roof at Habita79 Pompeii - Photo: www.habita79.it

Housed in a majestic building in the heart of Pompeii, Habita79 is a modern-designed boutique hotel, equipped with an equally modern rooftop lounge.

Simply called The Roof, this contemporary and beautiful restaurant and lounge is a truly elevated spot to enjoy drinks, bites and vibes with amazing views over Pompeii and the majestic Mount Vesuvius.

The rooftop menu includes the best of drinks, from crafted cocktails to champagne, as well as refined local seafood cuisine created by the innovative hand of chef Lepre.

An evening hot-spot from May to October, you can visit The Roof for an aperitivi with local and international DJ sets, to go on a culinary adventure, or just to sip and socialize in a trendy lounge atmosphere.


  • Via Roma, 10 @HABITA79 Terrace, 80045 Pompei NA
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7. Roof Garden at SeePort Hotel
/ Ancona

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Roof Garden at SeePort Hotel
Roof Garden at SeePort Hotel - Photo: www.seeporthotel.com/

Suspended between sea and sky, the beautiful Roof Garden at the superb SeePort Hotel is truly a prime spot to enjoy an aperitif with a view.

Set opposite the seaside in Ancona, the stylish rooftop terrace and lounge is available during the warmer months, offering panoramic views over the sea, the port and the city skyline.

Elevated above it all, here you can taste excellent wines, champagne and crafted cocktails, as well as enjoy fresh finger food and inimitable snacks during the AperitiRoof, all made with top quality raw materials.

The Roof Garden is connected to the fine-dining Ginevra Restaurant found inside the hotel, where you can indulge in gourmet cuisine created by Executive Chef Paolo Antinori daily as lunch and dinner.


  • Via Rupi di Via XXIX Settembre, 12, 60122 Ancona AN
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6. Clou Lounge Bar & Restaurant
/ Syracuse

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Clou Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Clou Lounge Bar & Restaurant - Photo: www.desetrangers.com/

Clou is a fine dining rooftop restaurant and lounge bar, perched on top of the elegant Grand Hotel Des Étrangers.

Located in the heart of Ortigia, a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, the beautiful rooftop offers a unique corner away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Featuring both a panoramic indoor hall, as well as a charming and breezy rooftop terrace, up here you are face to face with amazing views over Ortigia, the marina and the glittering sea.

Indulge in authentic Mediterranean dishes, artfully crafted cocktails, and a warm hospitaly, during lunch, a sunset aperitif, or an intimate and romantic dinner.


  • Passeggio Aretusa, 12, 96100 Ortigia SR
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5. Dry Martini Sorrento
/ Sorrento

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Dry Martini Sorrento
Dry Martini Sorrento - Photo: www.majesticpalace.it/

'Don't call it a bar, this is a true temple of mixology'. That is how Dry Martini Sorrento, found at the Majestic Palace Hotel, is described.

You can either visit the elegant and interior Main Hall inside the hotel, or even better, the top floor Terrace, where you are surrounded with an amazing 360° view, stretching from the sea of the Gulf of Naples to Vesuvius and the green hills of the Sorrento peninsula.

The rooftop bar offers and exclusive selection of more than 200 cocktails, expertly prepared, perfectly balanced and divided into different categories. A must: try one of the 100 different variations of the Dry Martini.

The drinks are complemented with a fine selection of food proposals, signed by Executive Chef Mario Affinita, making sure you have all needed for an elevated and memorable evening high above Sant'Agnello.


  • Corso Marion Crawford, 40, 80065 Sant'Agnello NA
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4. 47 Circus Roof Garden
/ Rome

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - 47 Circus Roof Garden
47 Circus Roof Garden - Photo: www.47circusroofgarden.com/

Perched on top of the beautiful 47 Boutique Hotel, in front of the famous Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 47 Circus Roof Garden invites to an elevated and charming oasis above the frenzy of Rome.

Both a panoramic restaurant and a rooftop cocktail bar, here you can indulge in lunch, dinner or an aperitif to the views of many of Rome's most famous monuments and buildings.

Awarded with “Two Forks” by Gambero Rosso, the rooftop restaurant serves fresh and innovative Mediterranean dishes remaining true to traditional Roman cusine, made with local and seasonal products.

At the rooftop bar you find a great selection of special cocktails, a wine list of over 200 labels, and 50 different gins from all over the world. All drinks are accompanied by chef's tastings served on a Ferris wheel, finger food and dry snacks.


  • Via Luigi Petroselli, 47, 00186 Roma
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3. Roof 229 at Hotel Jolly Roger
/ Pietra Ligure

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Roof 229 at Hotel Jolly Roger
Roof 229 at Hotel Jolly Roger - Photo: www.jollyrogerhotel.it/

Offering a new point of view, the beautiful and charming Roof 229 is found on top of the Hotel Jolly Roger, set right by the sea in Pietra Ligure.

This refined and New York-style rooftop bar is in full swing during the warmer months, inviting to panoramic views over Pietra Ligure and the Ligurian Sea.

From aperitifs to dinners, the Roof 229 menu includes classic and signature cocktails, a nice selection of wine and bubbles, and dishes ranging from grilled fish specialties to burgers.

Made to be an elevated meeting place, the rooftop comes filled with a unique and relaxing atmosphere.

ROOF 229

  • Corso Italia, 229, 17027 Pietra Ligure SV
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2. Vista Sky Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento
/ Sorrento

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Vista Sky Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento
Vista Sky Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento - Photo: www.mediterraneosorrento.com

Located just outside Sorrento, on the rooftop of Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento hides a rooftop bar with a breathtaking view. The brand new Vista Sky Bar perches 6 floors above the ground, right by the ocean. Overlooking Naples bay, the islands and the Vesuvio Volcano, Vista Sky Bar creates a feeling of adventure, culture and delight.

Guests are welcomed to a stylishly designed rooftop lounge with comfortable furniture and charming little details. Although the bar is new, the recipes in the menu can be considered quite classic.

Widely-known bar master Arturo Laccarino has added a few innovative recipes, so you can pamper your senses with some liquid delight. Served in a cool atmosphere, and accompanied by live DJ sets or bossa nova bands, Vista Sky Bar is Sorrento’s next exclusives-only spot to stop at. So be quick and pay your visit.

Open on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, from 18 to 23:30, Vista Sky Bar takes reservations and promises an experience worth each second of your time. The venue offers organizing events such as weddings, birthday parties or business occasions, and includes services as photoshooting, product launches and catering.

Except Saturday, every night guests are welcome to join the nearby rooftop restaurant, called The Vesuvio.


  • Corso Marion Crawford, 85, 80065 Sant'Agnello NA
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1. Terrazza 241 at Hilton Lake Como
/ Como

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Terrazza 241 at Hilton Lake Como
Terrazza 241 at Hilton Lake Como

Terrazza 241, as the rooftop bar at Hilton Lake Como is called, is one of the best rooftop bars in Italy. And by far the best bar with a view in the city of Como. The view overlooking Lake Como is something special. Both beautiful, spectacular and mighty at the same time!

The rooftop is open a every day of the week. Make sure to book your table in advance as this is super popular place for both locals and tourists.

Except the magical view, Terrazza 241 have fantastic cocktails. Both classics and signature ones. The bar manager is one of the best cocktail makers in the country. Insider tip is to try the smoked Negroni. And for the hungry ones, the kitchen offers great food. Pasta, BBQ, fish and much more. A perfect place for a romantic dinner or just some family time.

And as a big bonus, there’s also a rooftop pool available up here. You need to be a guest at the hotel to use it however. The pool area is open from 09.00 until 18.00 daily. Get here early to secure a great spot in one of many sun loungers available on the terrace.


  • Via Borgo Vico, 241, 22100 Como CO
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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.