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Rome's Rooftop Vistas & Views

Hotel Raphael Rome has a small, hip rooftop terrace that’s home to Mater Terrace. Here you can expect top-notch service and great food along with refreshing drinks and a wide selection of Prosecco – not to mention a magnificent 360-degree view over Rome.

The whole hotel has an organic orientation, and this shows at the terrace and restaurant also. The food is vegetarian, organic and biodynamic. Most of the wines from the extensive wine list are organic. So a visit at this rooftop bar is not only good for the taste buds, but also for the soul and the environment.

The terrace is quite small and relatively unknown, so if you are lucky, you might almost have it all to yourself. A luxurious and uncommon feeling among the Rome rooftop bars, the quiet and harmonious atmosphere and the murmur of the city’s buzz makes this an ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink with amazing views, a long sunny lunch or a romantic dinner. From the lush rooftop bar at Hotel Atlante Star, you get a spectacular panoramic view across Rome, with the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica as main attractions. A more romantic and luxurious rooftop bar in Rome is difficult to find.

The top floor of the Hotel Atlante Star holds both an indoor, fine dining restaurant called Les Etoiles and the outdoor roof garden with the same name, working both as café and rooftop bar. Here you can enjoy cocktails, wine and coffee all day, along with light lunch between 12:30 to 15:00 and aperitif service from 18:00 to 20:30, and maybe the best thing: a wonderful rooftop brunch every Sunday.

The roof terrace is outfitted with comfortable sofas, a lot of vegetation and umbrellas. The best time to visit (apart from Sunday brunch) is at sunset, when you first get to see the eternal city in a glowing light including close up views of St. Peter’s Basilica. In the heart of Rome, near the Spanish Steps and Roman Forum, you find an awesome rooftop bar called La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge, located at the five-star hotel Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese. Home to both one of the best rooftop restaurants in Rome and a panoramic bar, along with stunning views across the city – its skyline includes St. Peter’s Basilica as a mighty backdrop.

At La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco or signature cocktails by Head Bartender Mirko Cagnazzo, complimented by lighter, tapas-style meals. The rooftop restaurant serves fine dining for lunch and dinner, featuring Mediterranean cuisine with a French twist. Both the rooftop bar and the restaurant come with excellent service, great atmosphere and fantastic views of the eternal city. It’s equally pleasing to come here for a romantic dinner celebrating something special or just a glass of bubbles enjoying the sunset. The La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge dress code is smart casual which means you will feel at home here more neatly dressed. The Posh Terrace at Palazzo Naiada Roma is one of the most luxurious choices among rooftop bars in Rome, especially considering it comes with a fantastic rooftop infinity pool, which is not that common here. The Posh Terrace pool is one of the most popular rooftop pools the city has to offer. Add amazing views across Rome’s skyline and surroundings and you know the settings are there for a great experience.

Relax in some of the comfortable poolside lounge furniture and private cabanas or grab a table under the shady awning. At the terrace, you can enjoy both food and drinks. The rooftop bar serve lovely cocktails, various fish dishes and Italian bar bites.

Posh Terrace exudes luxury (as does the whole hotel), with an elegant decor and attention to detail. And if you like a beautiful sunset, it doesn't get much better than this. Aroma Restaurant is a Michelin-star restaurant located at the luxurious Hotel Palazzo Manfredi. It’s definitely on the list of the best rooftop restaurants Rome can offer.

From the rooftop you get a picture-perfect, close-up view of the Colosseum and Rome’s historic sites. With just 28 seats, it is an intimate restaurant with really grandiose views. Here you can enjoy Roman-born Chef Di Lorio’s fantastic gourmet food, both á la carte style or go for a tasting menu with the option of a sommelier picking out the perfect wine for each dish. Pricey indeed, but also most likely a memory of a lifetime.

Reservations at the restaurant are a must, but there is also a lounge bar to visit if you just want to enjoy a glass of champagne or a cocktail. The rooftop terrace interior is reminiscent of a classic roof-garden, and it’s open year round thanks to retractable roof and glass windows.

Apart from lunch and dinner, the rooftop restaurant is open for breakfast as well. Both for hotel guest and external visitors. 47 Boutique Hotel boasts a stunning terrace in Rome and the 47 Circus Roof Garden, serving fresh Mediterranean cuisine to the views of many of Rome’s most famous monuments and buildings. The idea of the property is to develop an innovative Mediterranean cuisine, based on the originality of the chef’s ideas and the quality of the raw materials, paying attention to every detail. The chef, Gabriele Enrico, Gambero Rosso professor, has given rise to this idea, creating always, perfect dishes according to the season and situations.

The atmosphere of the place designed two-fold: a terrace with a special overview on the beauty of Rome and its treasures merged with the aim to create a place for taking a breath from the chaotic circus of the capital, hence its name. It's a place put together the pleasure of sight and taste for lunch or dinner, as well as just for a tasty cocktail, creating a unique experience and ambiance. The rooftop bar has a great selection of drinks and boasts 47 different gin labels from all over the world. Minerva Roof Garden is a centrally located rooftop bar in Rome right by the famous Pantheon, perched on the 8th floor of the five star Grand Hotel De La Minerve. The rooftop restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving classic Italian dishes along with a rooftop brunch every Sunday between 12:00 to 15:00. From the rooftop bar you can order Prosecco, beer, wine and a wide variety of mojitos.

With a 360-degree view of Rome and close-up views of Pantheon, the vistas from this terrace are hard to beat. The atmosphere is quite calm and it is mostly tourists you will see here. A great choice among the more centrally located rooftop bars Rome has to offer. La Terrazza del Cesari is somewhat of a hidden gem, an elegant and exclusive rooftop bar right in the heart of Rome. It even comes with two terraces, one overlooking the Piazza di Pietra and the upper terrace with striking views of the Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church. The rooftop bar is situated on the sixth floor of the boutique hotel 9Hotel Cesari, and is open all days of the week. Here you can sip signature cocktails made by the bartender Camillo, a legend among bar staff at Rome’s finest hotels. There is also a list of Italian wines chosen specifically for the hotel.

While the terrace at 9Hotel Cesari does not offer food service, it is the perfect venue for pre- or after-dinner drinks, or for a relaxing night of cocktails with a group of friends.

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