All the best hotels have one. Rooftop bars are popular due to their exquisite views of famous landmarks and ancient buildings of the capital city. Some of the best Italian cuisine can be found in one of the bars if you are looking for a fancy dinner, or you can opt to go during aperitivo, or happy hour. Offered at most bars, aperitivo means free finger food with the purchase of a drink, a great option if you are looking for something cheaper or are only looking to sip on something. Here the Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Rome.
Enjoy the sun set over Saint Peter’s Basilica and Piazza del Popolo. Hotel Locarno offers an aperitivo every day, as well as breakfast and lunch. Try one of their famous cocktails or sip some fine wine out on the terrace when the weather is nice, or choose to sit out on the ground floor garden terrace where a fireplace offers warmth on a cool day. This famous hotel is frequented by the elite and is pricey due to its excellent service and quality. Its simple elegance and greenery make it a perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day in the city.
Easy to reach because of its location in Piazza Repubblica near Termini station, this classy 19th century luxury hotel boasts a rooftop bar with lounge couches and flowing white curtains at each table for privacy. Take a dip in the pool (extra for guests not staying at the hotel), or look out over the wonders of the Eternal City for breakfast, aperitivo or a fancy Italian dinner.
Located just steps from the Pantheon, Grand Hotel De La Minerve is one that will charm your taste buds. This 5-star hotel boasts one of the best views of the city and is one of the most elegant spots in town. A favorite drink is their delicious mojito, which is made from all raw ingredients. The rooftop is open every day and they offer special menus for different holidays. They also offer brunch on Sundays.
Just a five minute walk from the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, visit La Terrazza at Albergo Cèsari. Its 200 years of service has turned it into a well-known spot in Rome. They offer an aperitivo that includes classic and special cocktails and drinks, and you can take your pick of the lower or upper level terrace which each boast fantastic panoramic views. This elegant and intimate spot is where many weddings and events take place and it is open daily.
On a quiet side street near Via Veneto, see an astounding view of Rome’s Pantheon and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Featuring original art and cozy armchairs, relax in this tranquil spot away from tourists. Making a reservation is recommended, for which you can call or fill out a form online. Spots fill up quickly at this popular rooftop and on Thursdays they offer a live DJ, cocktails and tapas from 17:30 to 23:00. The menu changes according to what is in season, and offers a great mix of tradition and experimentation in their cuisine and drinks. La Terrasse is open every day.
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