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 Sesto on Arno ph Dario Garofalo
May 25, 2023

The most beautiful terraces of Florence where to have an aperitif

The unmissable skylines in the city to sip a cocktail at sunset

Summer is just around the corner and Florence is preparing to become the capital of beauty. For an aperitif on the top, discover these terraces: fascinating open-air locations where you can enjoy your aperitif at sunset surrounded by a Stendhal Syndrome view.

To continue your evening, consult our guide to the best restaurants in Florence, or choose a cocktail in one of the city's must-visit venues!

La Terrazza Rooftop Bar - Hotel Continentale

Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 2r
ph. +39 055 27265987 - +39 3421234710

La Terrazza is located on top of the medieval Tower of the Consorti, on the top floor of the Hotel Continentale in Florence and is surrounded by masterpieces such as Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio. Its private, contemporary and absolutely elegant space will allow you to make an unforgettable toast at sunset.

La Terrazza - Hotel Continentale

Se.sto on Arno - The Westin Excelsior
Piazza Ognissanti, 3
ph. +39 055 27151

Just one caveat: the risk is to fall into a dangerous and disarming Stendhal syndrome. The tables are placed outside, allowing you to eat in front of the extraordinary view of Florence. A word of advice? Choose table 41, with its magnificent view over the Arno right in front of the Duomo, it will make your day unforgettable (currently closed for renovations).

Sesto on Arno ph Dario Garofalo

The Lodge Club
Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 1
ph. +39 055 284874

On the terraces of The Lodge you can enjoy a nice aperitif in the open air and then stay for dinner to the rhythm of live and atmospheric music. The restaurant is now a certainty of the Florentine summer and the menu ranges from Italian style to sushi, passing through pints and jungle street food. Seasonal.

The Lodge (ph. Alessandro Moggi)

Empireo Rooftop Bar - Hotel Plaza Lucchesi
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38
ph. +39 055 26236

Since its opening, Empireo has given Hotel Plaza Lucchesi's guests and Florentines an unprecedented and breathtaking view of the city. Sipping a drink by the pool while admiring the Duomo; enjoying that sunset takes your breath away from the beauty. This is the experience one has at the Empireo. The Empireo is open during the summer season. From 7.30 p.m. onwards, access is also permitted to outsiders by prior arrangement.

Empireo - Hotel Lucchesi

Picteau Bistrot & Cocktail Bar
Borgo S. Jacopo, 14
ph. +39 055 27264997

Picteau is a refined Florentine lounge that will make your aperitif special thanks to its spectacular view of the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno. A piece of advice? Order a Vintage Negroni, a precious negroni created with original spirits from the 1950s! Reservation required.

Picteau Bistrot & Bar

Angel Roofbar & Dining - Hotel Calimala
Via Calimala, 2
ph. +39 3394113863

The Angel Roofbar & Dining blends into the blue Florentine sky. The cuisine is refined and attentive to the exemplary harmony of flavours; the ingredients speak of journeys around the world. One bite after another, you will also feast your eyes on the countless glimpses of an unknown Florence. The terrace is open for both aperitifs and dinner. The menu allows guests to enjoy a choice of tapas from different international cuisines, especially Israeli.

Angel Roofbar&Dining, Hotel Calimala

The Social Hub (ex The Student Hotel)
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, 70 – 72
ph. +39 055 0621855

The new The Social Hub has been completely renovated and transformed into a stylish jungle club. During daylight hours this pool club remains for the exclusive use of the hotel's in-house guests, but in the evenings it is transformed by opening up to outsiders, who can come and enjoy a sunset drink late into the night. In addition to the beloved great classics, the cocktail list offers 14 signature drinks that are sure to impress!

Rooftop of The Social Hub

Divina Terrazza - Grand Hotel Cavour
Via del Proconsolo, 3
ph. +39 055 266271

When you reach the sixth floor and pass through the exit, you will feel overwhelmed by a rush of emotion aroused by the stupendous panoramic view. The sight is overwhelming... pure beauty. A skyline where you can touch the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is the unique setting for La Divina Terrazza, an American bar in the heart of the city where the most innovative cocktails and the best wine labels are served daily. Open all year round.

Divina Terrazza - Grand Hotel Cavour

The Butterfly Terrace - Hotel Il Tornabuoni
Via de' Tornabuoni, 3
ph. +39 055 212645

A horizon of unparalleled history to be enjoyed in total relaxation, accompanied by signature cocktails and wines from a prestigious and carefully curated wine list, as is the tradition at Il Tornabuoni. The Butterfly Terrace is a suspended retreat where one can sit to meet and converse, while the sun sets with golden reflections on the ancient Florentine homes.

The Butterfly Terrace - Hotel Il Tornabuoni

ToscaNino in Rinascente Firenze
Piazza della Repubblica, 4
ph. +39 055 4933468

A breathtaking view over the rooftops of Florence, where you can enjoy a 360° taste experience throughout the day: from opening until midnight, enjoying drinks and sweet or savoury dishes depending on your appetite and the time of day. Cafeteria in the morning and afternoon, the terrace transforms into a restaurant at lunch and dinner. Tables can be reserved for lunch and dinner from the beginning of the summer season. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (until midnight from Friday to Sunday).

Toscanino Rinascente ph Dario Garofalo

B-Roof - Grand Hotel Baglioni
Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 6
ph. +39 055 23580

An exceptional location that never ceases to amaze, suspended over the rooftops of the city and embraced by the rosy lights of the sunsets that only Florence can offer. You will almost feel as if you are touching Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower as you savour artful cocktails and traditional dishes, reinvented in colour, flavour and aroma by the expert hands of talented chefs.

B-Roof - Grand Hotel Baglioni

Loggia Roof Bar - Palazzo Guadagni
Piazza Santo Spirito, 9
ph. +39 055 2658376

The Loggia, a splendid panoramic terrace, is the jewel in the crown of the Hotel Palazzo Guadagni. This marvellous rooftop, located on the top floor of Palazzo Guadagni, overlooks the piazza and the Basilica di Santo Spirito and offers idyllic views of the city and surrounding hills. The romantic and relaxing atmosphere of the Loggia Roof Bar is ideal for an aperitif while admiring the sunset over the red rooftops of Florence.

Loggia Roofbar

Caffè del Verone - Museo degli Innocenti
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 13
ph: +39 345 1678267

We are in the museum that is part of the longest-established and best-known charity institution in Florence. After the second floor, which houses the Gallery with works by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Piero di Cosimo, Neri di Bicci and the della Robbia, we enter the 15th-century terrace and its café, the Caffè del Verone. A flexible and transparent structure in glass and wood that blends beautifully with the ancient open loggia.

Caffè del Verone ph Dario Garofalo

Golden View Firenze
Via de Bardi 58/r
ph. +39 055 214502

A charming terrace on the Arno where you can enjoy an exclusive dinner or lunch, or stop for an unforgettable aperitif. Golden View also has a beautiful secret suite that holds charm and history. Its long terrace offers an incomparable view of Ponte Vecchio and the Vasari Corridor. A new idea for organising private events such as lunches and dinners with tasting menus (Click here to find out all about the Golden View).

Suite Golden View

Glance Hotel In Florence
Via Nazionale, 23, 50123 Firenze FI
ph. +39 055 290082 - +39 3394134542

The 4-star Glance Hotel in Florence stands in one of Florence's most famous buildings, designed by the celebrated architect Italo Gamberini. Dating back to 1957, it remains one of the most illustrious examples of modernist architecture in the city, and the aesthetic amazement you feel reaches its apex on the sixth floor of the building, on the large panoramic terrace that opens the view to the striking Florence skyline. An essential and refined contemporary design environment with a large heated swimming pool. The pool bar is open during daytime hours throughout the summer, ready to transform into a lounge bar at aperitif time.

Glance Hotel in Florence

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