Rome is a city with thousands of years of history, and there are few better places to take in the ambience than with the view from a rooftop bar. You'll find plenty of rooftop bars throughout the city offering exciting beverages both traditional and experimental.

    Whether you're looking to spend time in the more historic neighborhoods of town or somewhere hip and new, you won't have to look far to find a satisfying rooftop bar in Rome. Check out the 10 best rooftop bars in Rome, and discover stunning viewpoints you won't forget.

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    Roof Garden at Bio Hotel Raphael

    Take in the view among authentic old roofs

    The Roof Garden at Bio Hotel Raphael lets you enjoy a pristine view of the Eternal City from the old village with iconic landmarks in sight. From the rooftop here, you can see Castel Sant'Angelo along with the banks of the Tiber and the war memorial in Piazza Venezia.

    When you visit this rooftop bar, you'll find mostly wine and champagne on offer. Each option is seasonal and locally sourced to ensure that you get to enjoy top-quality and organic biodynamic beverages no matter what you order. You'll find this bar just west of the Pantheon across the river from Castel Sant'Angelo.

    Location: Largo Febo, 2, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 68 28 31

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    AcquaRoof Terrazza Molinari

    Enjoy beverages, a view and a complete taste experience

    AcquaRoof Terrazza Molinari offers a multifaceted experience when you visit this scenic rooftop bar that also offers stunning food options. Much of the cuisine here is centered around gocce with locally sourced seafood. Additionally, you'll find most food enjoyable in a single bite.

    The drink selection here is quite vast, but most of it centres around Mediterranean favorites. They're often specially paired with the food items for delicious combinations you won't find anywhere else. This bar is located about halfway between Piazza del Popolo and the Museo dell'Ara Pacis.

    Location: Via del Vantaggio, 14, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10.30 am, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +39 06 320 0655

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    Terrazza Les Étoiles Roma

    Enjoy a cozy panoramic view of Rome

    Terrazza Les Étoiles Roma is a spectacular rooftop bar that offers a panoramic view of Rome from which you can see St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican. This rooftop bar is often frequented by couples looking for a more romantic experience in the city.

    When you visit this rooftop bar, you'll find a variety of cocktails, wine and coffee available all day long with lunch and dinner being served as well. You can relax on comfortable sofas surrounded by vibrant vegetation and shading umbrellas. You'll find it all just northwest of Castel Sant'Angelo in Prati.

    Location: Via dei Bastioni, 1, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +39 06 686386

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    Settimo Roman Cuisine & Terrace

    Relax at a stylish rooftop bar

    Settimo Roman Cuisine & Terrace is a stylish rooftop bar with modern decorations and delicious beverages to match the picturesque views. From the roof here, you can see across the Roman skyline all the way to St. Peter's Basilica.

    When you opt for beverages here, you'll find plenty of signature cocktails on offer crafted by a talented bartender. Prosecco is popular as well, and you'll also find fine dining cuisine here that's mostly Mediterranean with a French twist. The bar belongs to Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese in Municipio 1.

    Location: Via Lombardia, 47, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Daily from 6.30 am to 10.30 am and 7 pm to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +39 06 478021

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    Cielo Terrace

    Enjoy a slice of heaven

    Cielo Terrace, which translates to sky terrace or heaven terrace, is an elevated rooftop that offers a refreshing menu coupled with stellar views of the Eternal City. You'll find signature wine-based cocktails in addition to the classics you would expect from this kind of refined bar.

    While the beverages are alluring enough, you'll also find small plates here from the in-house restaurant Mosaico, which is a Michelin star recipient. At night, you can enjoy a mix of Asian and Italian flavors. It's all located south of Villa Borghese and north of Fontana di Trevi.

    Location: Via Sistina, 69, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Daily from noon to 11 pm

    Phone: +39 06 9779 3716

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    Hotel Capo d'Africa

    Experience an intimate and relaxing atmosphere

    Hotel Capo d'Africa is home to La Terrazza Bar, which is a rooftop terrace that offers comfortable seating and incredible beverages and views. When you spend time on this terrace, you can take in stunning views of the city including the iconic Colosseum and all its majesty.

    The atmosphere here is notably relaxing whether you're looking to relax with your friends or have an intimate candlelit evening with your partner. You can find it all just southeast of the Colosseum and south of Parco del Colle Oppio in Celio.

    Location: Via Capo d'Africa, 54, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 772801

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    TIZIANO TERRACE by Monti View

    Check out a hidden gem of a rooftop bar

    Tiziano Terrace by Monti View is a relatively unknown rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of the Rome skyline with fine beverages and comfortable seating. Located on the 5th floor of the Monti Palace Hotel, the terrace has both stools and sofas for a cozy and comfortable experience.

    When you order beverages here, you'll find a vast array of options including fine wines and expertly crafted cocktails. Don't forget to ask for the secret Sylvester Menu as well. You'll find it all just 10 minutes from the Colosseum on foot north of Parco del Colle Oppio.

    Location: Via Cavour, n. 185, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 5 pm to 11.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +39 06 480231

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    8

    Minerva Roof Garden

    Enjoy a luxurious and centrally located bar

    Minerva Roof Garden is a luxurious and pristine rooftop bar in the center of town that offers stunning views along with unforgettable food and beverages. From its 8th floor location, you can see a 360-degree view of Rome that includes close-up views of the historic Pantheon.

    On the menu, you'll find a variety of beverages including mojitos, beer, wine and Prosecco. The mojitos are a popular favorite, with flavors like apple and chocolate available. You can try it all for yourself just south of the Pantheon in Rione IX Pigna.

    Location: Piazza della Minerva, 69, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 1 am

    Phone: +39 06 695201

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    9

    Zuma

    Visit a Japanese bar

    Zuma is a popular Japanese restaurant with a rooftop bar you won't want to miss out on that offers modern authenticity that's not restricted by tradition. Carefully mixed cocktails are the most popular option here, and you can enjoy them among a fashionista crowd.

    If you're looking for a bite to eat among the comfy dining tables here, you'll find plenty of options. The sushi counter is quite popular with visitors to the bar, and most dishes are served izakaya-style, which means they're good to share. You'll find it all just east of the Tiber and the Museo dell'Ara Pacis in Rione IV Campo Marzio.

    Location: Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 48, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from noon to 4 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +39 06 9926 6622

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    10

    Aroma

    Relax on the roof of a Michelin-starred restaurant

    Aroma is a popular Michelin-starred restaurant complete with a rooftop bar that's frequently voted as one of the best in the entire city. You'll find a close-up view of the Colosseum here along with a few other historic sites, and the view is as stunning as it is intimate with just 28 seats.

    The beverages at the bar primarily consist of champagne and craft cocktails, and the rooftop is open all year long thanks to the implementation of a retractable roof and glass windows. You can experience it all for yourself just east of the Colosseum on the southern edge of Parco del Colle Oppio.

    Location: Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 7 pm to 11 pm, Thursday–Sunday from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +39 06 9761 5109

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