What better way to end the day than with a drink while enjoying the view of Rome? In the city of Rome, you have a great choice of really good rooftop bars in many beautiful places. From some bars you look directly on the Colosseum, the Vatican or the Pantheon – I am thrilled every time and can only recommend a visit to one of the bars with a view.
What you’ll notice is that many of the rooftop bars in Rome are found on the roofs of hotels (check out my hotel tips for Rome here). Some have really big roof terraces, others even offer a lounge, so that – if the weather should not play along – you still have a wonderful view of Rome, without getting wet.
I’ll tell you which ones made it onto my list of the best rooftop bars in Rome here!
By the way: At the bottom I have then 👉 all Rooftopbars packed on a map, so that you see, immediately, where they are exactly. So, now have fun – if you’re still missing a bar that you can recommend, just write it to me in the comments!
The 12 best Rooftop Bars in Rome
47 Circus Roof GardenRooftop Bar in Historic Centre in Rome
The rooftop bar 47 Circus Roof Garden is located on the 7th floor of the 47 Boutique Hotel, which is also on our list of the best boutique hotels Rome. . From the restaurant on the rooftop terrace, you’ll have a wonderful view of many of the city’s sights, most notably Circus Maximus, The Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. What I find particularly nice is the view of the busy Via Luigi Petroselli, so there is always something to see! The restaurant itself has put its focus on Mediterranean cuisine, which is modern and creative executed. What you’ll notice is that you can expect a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and although you’re in the middle of life, it’s quiet up here. Perfect to recharge your batteries for the next sightseeing stages.
Adèle Mixology LoungeRooftop Bar in Historic Centre in Rome
On the roof of the 5-star hotel Splendide Royal is the rooftop bar on “Adèle Mixology Lounge”, from which you have a beautiful view of the city and the adjacent Villa Borghese. Especially at sunset it is really beautiful here!
Aroma im Palazzo ManfrediRooftop Bar in Ancient Rome
This spot is not a classic rooftop bar, but still absolutely had to be on my best list! It’s a rooftop restaurant atop the sensational luxury Palazzo Manfredi hotel, which offers stunning, unobstructed views of the Colosseum. It really is right on this Rome landmark, and it’s not the only thing that makes Aroma so special.The rooftop restaurant Aroma at Palazzo Manfredi seats just 28 people, who can expect first-class food – after all, it’s Michelin-starred. If you’re looking for a very special, romantic and exclusive place in Rome, there’s hardly any way around it. Reservations are strongly advised, the seats are highly sought after and booked up well in advance. If there are no seats available or you don’t want to go to the restaurant, there is another terrace with its own lounge, called “American Bar”.
Cielo TerraceRooftop Bar in Historic Centre in Rome
One of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Rome for me is the Cielo Terrace on the roof of the boutique hotel Rocco Forte Hotel De La Ville. The decor, style, and vibe fits the boutique style, yet it’s really relaxed here. What you’ll especially like is the gorgeous view of the historic center with all its famous churches and – well, of course – the Spanish Steps. If you’re a guest of the hotel, you can have breakfast on the roof terrace – and try fusion food from Italian and Asian cuisine in the afternoon and evening. The drinks are really good, too, of course, especially the Cielo Negroni. This rooftop bar is not cheap, but it rewards you with a great view!
La TerrazzaRooftop Bar in Ludovisi
One of the classiest places in Rome to enjoy the view from above is the rooftop restaurant La Terrazza at the Hotel Eden. The hotel is part of the Worcester Collection – a chain specializing in luxury hotels with a difference. La Terrazza has been awarded a Michelin star and offers a sensational view of the city: from here you can even see the famous Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II at the Piazza Venezia. One of the hotel’s highlights are the windows, which can be opened completely when the weather is right – so you’ll feel like you’re on a rooftop terrace. This rooftop bar in Rome is not a budget tip, but if you are looking for a very special place for a very special occasion, La Terazza is a great option! The rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Eden borders directly on the district “Historic Rome”, from here you can easily reach all the important sights on foot.
Mùn Rooftop Cocktail BarRooftop Bar in Monti
The Mun Rooftop Bar is located on the 8th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. From here, you’ll have a beautiful view of the Rome skyline with all of its historic buildings nearby, most notably the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. As with many other rooftop bars, there is a lounge area and an outdoor area that are decorated in a contemporary style. So it’s stylish, classy and seems uncomplicated at the same time thanks to the warm colors – that’s a combination I personally like very much!
Rooftop des Hotel RaphaelRooftop Bar in Historic Centre in Rome
The 5-star hotel Bio Hotel Raphaël – Relais & Châteaux is located directly on Piazza Navona and just 200 meters from the Pantheon and 300 meters from Castel Sant’Angelo – if you are on a sightseeing tour in Rome, you will therefore also pass the hotel’s own roof terrace Mater Terrae. The roof terrace consists of two levels – on the upper level you will find one of the hottest vegetarian restaurants in the city. Here you can not only eat sensationally well, but also enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the rooftops of Rome. The same goes for the lower floor of both – this is the hotel’s rooftop bar, which offers a large wine list and many delicious cocktails.
Rooftop vom Anantara Palazzo NaiadiRooftop Bar in Monti
One of the most luxurious rooftop bars is that of the Hotel Anantara Palazzo Naiadi, which is also on our list of best hotels in Rome with pool. Everything about the hotel exudes incredible elegance – just like with their rooftop terrace.From here, you’ll have a wonderful panoramic view of Rome and actually see all the major buildings jutting out of the sea of rooftops. Once there, you can eat really well and choose from a wide selection of cocktails. If you’re looking for a spot to watch the sunset over Rome, you’ve come to the right place.The absolute highlight is clearly the pool, which you can use if you are guests of the hotel.
SETTIMO Roman Cuisine & TerraceRooftop Bar in Ludovisi
This rooftop bar is one of the few spots in Rome from which you can look over the entire Villa Borghese. It is a rooftop bar, lounge and restaurant all in one and a real insider tip. You’ll find it on the 7th floor of the Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese – once at the top, you’ll have a terrific panoramic view of Rome. In a cool atmosphere you can wonderfully ring in the evening or drink a delicious cocktail. Since lunch and dinner are available, you can even come here at noon and try the Italian-French cuisine. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a good time here!By the way, right next door is the Rooftop Bar La Terrazza and the Cielo Terrace. If any of the three run out of space, you still have great options in the immediate area!
Terrazzo BorrominiRooftop Bar in Historic Centre in Rome
What a view: from the Terrazzo Borromini you have a really beautiful view of Rome with its famous churches, the green roofs of the surrounding area and the life of the city. You are right in the historic center of Rome, Piazza Navona borders directly on the building, the Pantheon can be reached after a 5-minute walk. All this makes Terrazza Borromini one of the most popular rooftop bars in Rome. Terrazza Borromini rooftop is elegantly decorated and its location on one of the most typical historical buildings of the district makes the atmosphere both relaxed and special. By the way, you can combine the visit with dinner, because the roof terrace belongs to the Italian restaurant of the same name.
TIZIANO TERRACE by Monti ViewRooftop Bar in Monti
The TIZIANO TERRACE by Monti View is a very stylish rooftop bar and restaurant on the roof of the Monti Palace Hotel in the district of the same name. Highlights like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and also the Trevi Fountain are just a 10-minute walk away.In the TIZIANO TERRACE by Monti View there are two areas: the lounge area with a cool bar and an outdoor area with lounge furniture and small tables. Where many stylish rooftop bars tend to come across as too cool, it’s different here: there are little nibbles between drinks, the visitors are relaxed, and the staff are courteous and really nice. If you’re not a guest of the hotel, you should make a reservation in advance to be on the safe side – this can be done conveniently via their website or by phone.
Up Sunset BarRooftop Bar in Historic Centre in Rome
The Up Sunset Bar is the roof terrace of the famous shopping mall “Rinascente Roma Tritone” and extends over two levels. You are here not far from the Spanish Steps in the historic center of Rome and have an incredible view of the city. Fancy breakfast with a view of Rome? Since the Up Sunset Bar opens in the morning, this is indeed possible. Or you can come here for lunch: the typical Italian classics are on the menu, with a modern interpretation. Of course, it’s really nice in the evening and at sunset, because you have a completely unobstructed view. Yes, the Up Sunset Bar charges for this – but the view definitely compensates!
The most beautiful rooftop bars in Rome on the map
A clear map with all rooftop bars can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each spot on the map to find out everything you need to know!