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.
15 amazing roof terraces with everything one can ask for.
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.
Via Borgo Vico, 241, 22100 Como CO
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Located in the heart of Palermo, right by Quattro Canti, Le Terrazze del Sole comes packed with both history, tastes and views.
Offering panoramic views over the Palermo rooftops, this beautiful indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant invites to pleasant moments of sharing, savoring dishes inspired by tradition, along with excellent drinks.
The rooftop food menu is inspired by the flavours and colors of Sicilian cusine, which you can enjoy as an aperitif, an á la carte dinner, or as a tasting menu with dishes from the land or sea.
Drinks are served as a selection of Martini cocktails, Terrace sigantures and International classics, as well as a large selection of wine and spirits.
A perfect spot to make the most out of any Palermo night, Le Terrazze del Sole also serves rooftop brunch every Sunday.
LE TERRAZZA DEL SOLE
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 291, 90100 Palermo
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.
Via del Babuino, 196, 00187 Rome
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.
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
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.
ROYAL8 SKY BAR
Piazza IV Novembre, 3, 16035 Rapallo, Portofino Coast, GE
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
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
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
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