5 Fabulous Rooftop Bars in Rome
As the first signs of summer arrive in Rome so does the season of sunset cocktails and early evening aperitivo. While there are plenty of places to sip on a spritz, for a truly unique experience head to one of the Eternal City’s rooftop bars. Not only are you guaranteed top-quality drinks, a sophisticated ambiance and excellent service, you will also be treated to an unparalleled view of Rome’s gorgeous skyline.
Here is a list of Local Aromas’ top five rooftop bars for the perfect aperitivo with a view:
Terrazza Borromini at Eitch Borromini
Dubbed Rome’s most beautiful terrace, the bar of the Eitch Borromini hotel boasts an unrivaled position literally on top of Piazza Navona. Offering 360° views, you can recline between the exquisite Baroque domes and grab a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Bernini’s Four River Fountain beneath you as you sip your cocktail and the sunset turns the Eternal City a dreamy shade of gold.
Via di Santa Maria dell’Anima 30 (Navona)
Divinity Terrace at The Pantheon Iconic Hotel
The super-chic terrace of one of Rome’s newest luxury hotels offers a unique aperitivo with the spectacular dome of the 2000 year-old Pantheon as a backdrop. With a minimalistic decor and a carefully created cocktail list inspired by the deities of ancient Rome, this is the perfect merging of ancient and modern in the very heart of the city.
Via di Santa Chiara 4/A (Pantheon)
Up Sunset Bar at La Rinascente
While most rooftop bars are located in Rome’s top hotels, the opening of the new La Rinascente department store on Via del Tritone in the heart of the historic center also brought with it a brand new rooftop location which is open from morning to midnight. Top quality drinks and the smart, modern decor make it well worth a trip to the top floor for some refined post-shopping refreshment.
Via del Tritone 61 (Barberini)
Sky Bar at Hotel Mecenate Palace
Get up close and personal with one of Rome’s most gorgeous churches from the Terrazza dei Papi (Papal Terrace) which overlooks the stunning facade of the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The laid-back atmosphere, great drinks, and an intimate vibe make this a delightful spot for a sunset spritz while admiring the beautiful architecture, mosaics, and statues from a unique position.
Via Carlo Alberto 3 (Santa Maria Maggiore)
Rooftop Bar at Hotel de la Ville
Set to open in late May, the brand new Rocco Forte Hotel de la Ville is creating quite the buzz among Rome’s jet set, not least for its 6th-floor terrace bar which is already being touted as the top aperitif spot for summer 2019. The refined 18th-century palazzo will offer an old-school glamour, top-notch cocktails, and stunning views across the Eternal City from its vantage point at the top of the Spanish Steps.
Via Sistina 69 (Spagna)
For another spectacular panorama of Rome why not join us in the Local Aromas kitchen? Our cooking classes are held in a fabulous top-floor location with sweeping views of the Vatican and the Roman rooftops. Book your cooking class online here.
Join our Italian Cocktail Hour Tour in Rome to enjoy the authentic aperitivo ritual.