13 best rooftop bars in Italy

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

June 15, 2021
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 views 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 11 best rooftop bars in Italy.

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13. 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 very 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.

TERRAZZA 241

Via Borgo Vico, 241, 22100 Como CO

Daily 09:00 - 01:00

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12. 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.

ROMEO HOTEL NAPLES

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 45, 80133 Napoli NA

Tue - Sat: 19.30 - 22.30

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11. SETTIMO Roman Cuisine & Terrace at Sofitel Villa Borghese
/ Rome

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - SETTIMO Roman Cuisine & Terrace at Sofitel Villa Borghese
SETTIMO Roman Cuisine & Terrace - Photo: sofitel.accor.com

If your phone’s map says you are outside the Villa Borghese park, look for Sofitel Villa Borghese, and climb the stairs to its rooftop deck. There you will find La Terrasse - a rooftop bar that is simply one of its kind.

Located atop the freshly-renovated Sofitel Villa Borghese , the rooftop deck has gathered the stylish flavor and a sense of luxury. Surrounded by the panoramic treasures of old Rome, you can take in the beauty of the St. Peter’s Basilica in the backdrop, while sipping a glass of Prosecco.

Try a signature cocktail by Head Bartender Mirko Cagnazzo, complemented by a light meal or tapas with a twist. The rooftop restaurant has a fine dining lunch and dinner menus, consisting mostly of Mediterranean dishes.

The fantastic vistas over the eternal city are the perfect dessert to complete your meal with, although the menu itself has a spectacular choices to indulge in, too.

SOFITEL VILLA BORGHESE

Via Lombardia, 47, Rome

Daily: 10.30am - 12pm

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10. 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.

LOGGIA ROOF BAR

Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Florence

Daily: 10.00am - 10.30pm

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9. Restaurant Terrazza Danieli
/ Venice

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Restaurant Terrazza Danieli
Restaurant Terrazza Danieli - Photo: www.terrazzadanieli.com

Venice is the most romantic Italian city you can visit. With its picturesque streets, ever floating gondolas in the canals and a million of historical venues, you can get lost.

While wandering around the center, stop by the five-star excellence that Hotel Danieli is. Only a short walk away from St. Mark’s Square, you can climb to the rooftop and find Restaurant Terrazza Danieli. The rooftop, as the city itself, has a romantic, yet modern setting.

A postcard-worthy interior and an even more magnetic feel, Terrazza Danieli will serve you temptation in a plate. The luxurious feel is suggested at the entrance of the hotel and continues up to the rooftop and the restaurant. With a classic Italian fine dining setting, the staff will hand you a menu, and a welcome drink, while you wonder what to order.

Open for lunch and dinner service, restaurant serves guests all-year round. The rooftop bar on the side, has its own premium menu of handcrafted cocktails, an appetizer, a robust of martinis and more premium spirits, such as bubbles, champagne and some delicious bar bites and cigars to compliment your bourbon.

Both the bar and the restaurant are on the pricier side. We highly recommend reservations, as it is a more formal attire.

TERRAZZA DANIELE

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4196, 30122 Venezia VE

Lunch 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Bar (May - September) 3 PM - 6.30 PM

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8. Sky Bar Hotel La Palma
/ Stresa

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Sky Bar Hotel La Palma
Sky Bar Hotel La Palma - Photo: www.hlapalma.it

Hotel La Palma hosts one of Stresa’s finest rooftop bars these days. Sky Bar, as the name suggests it, perches atop the building roof, inviting guests for a soft sunset drink.

While sipping on an Aperitivo, you can indulge in the sounds of the nearby Lake Maggiore with a soft music in the background. The excellent cocktail menu comprises crafty recipes and an evergreen mixologies.

Open every day from 12:30pm to around 1am (a seasonal opening usually May to October) the terrace offers event alternatives and private parties. Sky Bar is open also to the public and in this case accepts external reservations starting from 6 people.

On the side of the bar, there is also a rooftop pool, helping guests unwind when sunbathing outside. Sky Pool is reserved for hotel guests only. We recommend the revitalizing hot-water massage, if you stop by the rooftop pool before the cocktail hour.

SKY BAR HOTEL LA PALMA

Lungolago, Corso Umberto I, 33, 28838 Stresa VB

Open daily

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7. 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.

HEY GUEY

Via Santa Maria Dè Calderari 47, Pantheon, 00186 Rome

Daily from 6pm

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6. Le Terrazze Ritual
/ Sardinia

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Le Terrazze Ritual
Le Terrazze Ritual - Photo: www.facebook.com/Leterrazzeritual/

Found in the heart of Costa Smeralda on Sardinia, Le Terrazze Ritual is a rooftop restaurant and mixology bar that is really something special.

Carved into a rock, this beautiful and natural venue comes with several terraces, equipped with waterfalls, water features and colorful mosaic floors, surrounded by the green and luxuriant nature, as well as amazing views over the Gulf of Cannigione and the Maddalena archipelago.

Only open 2 months during summer (starting June 24th 2021), which adds to the exclusive feel, here you can enjoy top class mixology, as well as cuisine where flavors of tradition meet exotic notes, created by Chef Ricardo Pacifico.

Visit for an apertif to the amazing sunset, or a memorable dinner. Afterwards you can can continue the night at the vibrant and classic Ritual Club.

LE TERRAZZE RITUAL

SP59, 07021 Arzachena SS

Daily from June 24

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5. Marea Restaurant at Hotel Delfino
/ Amalfi Coast

Best Rooftop Bars Italy - Marea Restaurant at Hotel Delfino
Marea Restaurant at Hotel Delfino - Photo: www.hoteldelfino.com

At the superb Hotel Delfino, located right where the Sorrentine Peninsula plunges into the sea of the Sirens, you find several elevated venues for relaxation, views, food and drinks.

One of them is the lovely Marea Restaurant, equipped with an outdoor terrace where you are surrounded with amazing views over the Mediterranean, and the majestic Capri almost within touching distance.

Open to all daily, here you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary touch, either as light summer dishes during a sunny lunch, or during a romantic sunset dinner.

The hotel also holds a fully-equipped sun deck, complete with a saltwater swimming pool and a 360-degree view of the coast. Exclusive to guests staying at the hotel during daytime, this is a perfect oasis for hours of relexation. At sunset, the sun deck transforms and becomes the location of the MiraCapri Sunset Lounge.

MAREA RESTAURANT

Via Nastro d Oro, 2, 80061 Massa Lubrense NA

Daily: lunch 12.00-15.00, dinner 19.00-22.30

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4. 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.

IL TRIDENTE

Hotel Poseidon, Viale Pasitea, 140, 84017 Positano SA

Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.30 / Lunch: 12.15 - 14.30 / Dinner: 19.00 - 22.15 / Bar: 18.00 - 01.00

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3. 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.

SE·STO ON ARNO

Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 6th floor The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Daily: 12:00 - 02:00

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2. 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.

LA TERRAZZA ROOFTOP BAR

Piazza Giacomo Puccini, 1, 55049 Viareggio LU

Daily in summer: 11:00 - 23:00

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1. 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.

VISTA SKY BAR

Corso Marion Crawford, 85, 80065 Sant'Agnello NA

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday: 18:00 - 23:30

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