Drinks with a view: the best rooftops in Florence
We’ve all heard of the majestic Florence and its beautiful architecture. We all enjoy walking around its winding streets and admiring the art that surrounds us. But when the sun starts to set and the clock strikes 6pm, the dilemma starts arising: where can I keep on admiring all of this beauty while sipping cocktails or prosecco? Lucky for you, there isn’t a shortage of rooftops to admire Firenze from atop. So don’t go just yet, let us introduce you to the best rooftop bars in Florence.
La Terrazza @ Hotel Continentale
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 2/r | Everyday 5pm-11pm
The architecture and vibe of this elegant rooftop really does it for us. It’s located at the top of the beautiful “Torre dei Consorti” which allows you to admire that breathtaking view (Arno, Brunelleschi’s Dome, San Miniato, Palazzo Vecchio, Forte Belvedere) while sipping a glass of Prosecco or Chianti wine over a chat with your friends.
Rinascente Rooftop Cafe
Piazza della Repubblica, 4 | Everyday 10am – 9pm
Caffé La Terrazza is the Cafè located on top of the famous Italian shopping department store known as La Rinascente. This is a terrace where you can go for a coffee break or a bite to eat during the day to relax and admire the view, or it can be your go-to bar for a glass of wine. The views stretch from Piazza la Repubblica to the Duomo.
B-Roof @ Hotel Baglioni
Piazza dell’Unità Italiana, 6 | Everyday 12:30pm – 2pm & 7:30pm – 12am
As soon as you set foot on this rooftop you’ll feel like you’re on a movie set. The first word that comes to mind when describing this beautiful location is “elegance”. It is located on the fifth floor of the Grand Hotel Baglioni and apart from the incredible view, you will be able to enjoy some excellent food and wine.
Divina Terrace @ Grand Hotel Cavour
Via del Proconsolo, 3 | Everyday 6pm – 11pm
This American rooftop Bar is located in the heart of Florence and allows you to admire the city skyline. It’s a great location for a night out with friends. Taste their innovative cocktails and Tuscan wines while feeling that great vibe. Don’t forget your camera!
Se-Sto on Arno Bar @ Westin Excelsior
Piazza Ognissanti, 3 | Everyday 12pm – 1am
Raise your hand if you’d love to dine at a trendy rooftop with your other half, taste exquisite Mediterranean food, surrounded by the beauties that one of the most historically rich cities on Earth has to offer. Do I have to keep going? If you’re still not convinced let’s add to the picture a 360-degree view of Florence. Now we know you’re in.
The best bars in Florence
Three Sixty Rooftop Bar @ The Grand Hotel Minerva
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 16 | Everyday 7:30pm-12am
This rooftop bar is situated in the beautiful Grand Hotel Minerva and is open from May to September. In addition to a fabulous view from Florence this rooftop has another surprise in store: a pool. Yes, you can sip your cocktail next to the pool while admiring Florence from above. The pool is heated to 28°C (83 F°) and is open from April to October as well as The Three-Sixty bar.
View on Art Rooftop Cocktail Bar @ Hotel Medici
Via dei Medici, 6 | Everyday 12pm – 11pm
Situated next to the world-famous Duomo, this cozy Rooftop lounge is a must. Grab your friends and head to View on Art for an unforgettable experience. The menu offers a broad selection of wines and creative cocktails. Snack on a delicious cheese board among many other small bites. This bar is located on the 6th floor of a historic building in the heart of Florence and will leave you amazed.
Angel Roofbar&Dining @ Hotel Calimala
Via Calimala, 2 | Monday-Friday 5pm – 11 pm, Saturday & Sunday 5pm – 12am
The name doesn’t lie, this stunning rooftop bar is an angelic space to revel in delicious meals and gorgeous views. With a Southern Mediterranean menu curated by trained chefs that will add special touches to each dish, you will be pleased by the picture worthy plates. Angel’s is known for their unique specialty cocktails paired with their savory finger foods. Containing two indoor and one outdoor bar, a restoring pool, and a picturesque garden, you can find it all at Angel Rooftop.
Loggia Roof Bar @ Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
Piazza Santo Spirito, 9 | Everyday 3pm – 12am
Enjoy a romantic evening surrounded by panoramic views at Loggia Rooftop. This charming restaurant overlooks Florence’s glittering cityscape. Whether you are looking for a tasty afternoon aperitivo or a moonlight dinner, this well-acclaimed eatery offers both. Spice up your Florentine vacation at this refined location.
Empireo Rooftop View American Pool & Bar @ Hotel Plaza Lucchesi
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38 | Everyday 12pm – 8pm
Located in the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, this rooftop pool and bar is not one to skip when visiting Florence. This enticing spot offers relaxation to both hotel guests and travelers alike, but the pool itself is exclusive to Plaza guests only. A great place for taking in the sunset and iconic Florentine views overlooking the Duomo with a drink in-hand. Visit Empirio for the perfect summer ambiance.