4 Must-Visit Rooftop Bars in Florence
The Tuscan capital is a treat for the senses, and there’s nowhere better to admiring its Renaissance skyline that from one of its rooftop bars with a drink in hand.
Our Tipsy Tour Team has tried and tested Florence’s rooftop bars to bring you this list of our four favourites. Here’s where to go in Florence for delicious drinks and unrivalled views.
(Photo from La Terrazza Rooftop Bar website.)
La Terrazza Rooftop Bar
Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 2r Hotel Continentale, 50123, Florence Italy
Open daily from 4 pm to 10 pm
Phone: +39 055 27265987
Perched at the top of Hotel Continentale, La Terrazza Rooftop Bar offers visitors stunning views of Florence’s River Arno and its medieval bridge, Ponte Vecchio.
Voted among Europe’s 50 Best Rooftop Bars, La Terrazza bar encapsulates 1950s elegance and romantic vibes, and its views during the golden hours of sunset are nothing short of sublime.
The bar, known for its renowned Negroni and an exceptional list of Tuscan wines, occasionally hosts special promotions and gift packages, which can be checked on its website.
Due to its popularity and limited seating, we’d suggest you booking your table in advance. During the summer months, guests are encouraged to embrace loose, smart-casual attire; in cooler months, heaters ensure warmth under the open-air setting.
(Photo from SE·STO on Arno website.)
SE·STO on Arno
Piazza di Ognissanti 3, 50123, Florence Italy
Open daily from 12 pm to 1 am
Phone: +39 055 27152783
Situated at the top of the Westin Excelsior Hotel in the centre of Florence, SE·STO on Arno Bar offers a stunning, 360-degree views over Florence from its panoramic terrace.
Their cocktail offerings, infused with Tuscan flavors, promise an authentic taste of the region. Cocktails start at about €24 euros and glasses of prosecco at €16. The full aperitivo starts from €38 and includes a drink and a selection of 6 finger food with selected ingredients.
The snack bar serves up elegant Mediterranean cuisine from 2:30 until 10:30 pm.
Reserve your table here.
(Photo from B-Roof website.)
Piazza Dell'Unita' Italiana 6 Baglioni Grand Hotel, 50123, Florence Italy
Open daily from 5 pm to 12 am
Phone: +39 055 2358 8560
Nestled in the Hotel Baglioni, B-Roof is an Italian rooftop bar that boasts direct views of the Florence’s Cathedral (the Duomo).
The authentic Italian setting here beautifully complements the direct views of the magnificent Duomo, making every sip of their classic Tuscan wines all the more special. Reservations are recommended to secure a spot in this mix of dining and lounge seating areas.
Covering both shaded and open-air areas, the bar ensures comfort in various weather conditions. Visit the Sky Lounge Music Bar on Wednesdays, and from 6:30 to 9:30 pm you’ll be treated to a live DJ set.
(Photo from Empireo Rooftop View American Bar & Pool website.)
Empireo Rooftop View American Bar & Pool
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 38 Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, 50122, Florence Italy
Open daily from 10 am to 12 am
Phone: +39 055 26 236
Empireo Rooftop Bar & Pool at Plaza Hotel Lucchesi stands as a testament to Florence's blend of history and modernity.
It boasts stunning views overlooking the River Arno and Basilica of Santa Croce, and serves up a signature Aperol Spritz as well as other Italian classics. This is also among the more reasonably priced rooftop bars in Florence, with drinks typically ranging between €8 to €20.
Up until 7:30 pm, the pool is reserved for guests of the Hotel Lucchesi. Afterwards, it is opened to others who have made a reservation. And at weekends, DJ sets bring in a lively atmosphere.
Click here to make your reservation.
Experience Florence's Nightlife with Tipsy Tours!
Florence's rooftop bars are breathtakingly beautiful, but the city has plenty more to offer.
Check out our guide to Nightlife in Florence if you haven’t already done so.
The best way to find the best traditional Italian "aperitivo" spots and drink alongside locals is through our Florence Tipsy Tour.
Our Tipsy Tour is the perfect way to meet like-minded travelers, sip tasty local drinks, and explore Florence’s wild nightlife. This Tipsy Tour is not your usual bar crawl, it's a fun-filled experience filled with stories of sex, scandal and intrigue.
So dive in, drink up, and party the night away in the Tuscan capital.
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