Stunning Views From The Best Rooftop Bars in Florence, Italy

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Barbara Boda

Florence is the historical gem of Italy, with part of its town center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a center for trade and finance in medieval times and the birthplace of the Renaissance movement. With stunning scenery and unparalleled panoramas, here’s our guide to some of the best bars from which to admire the views.

1. The Westin Excelsior Hotel

Bar, Contemporary

1. The Westin Excelsior Hotel
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This spot offers a spectacular rooftop panorama in a glass-enclosed garden, where you can enjoy a special cocktail at the end of a tiring day. Situated very close to the train station, it is easily accessible and right in the heart of the historical city center. If you get hungry, they also serve great Mediterranean food.

2. La Terrazza Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Italian

If you have ever dreamed of having an espresso on top of a medieval tower while admiring the superb scenes of an Italian city at night, then this is the place to go. La Terrazza Bar is at the top of the Consorti Tower, from where all the famous spots of the city are well visible. Cocktails are expertly made, and, if you’re feeling active, you can also join in some yoga sessions held at the very same spot.

3. La Rinascente Rooftop Bar

Bar, Contemporary

This amazing shopping center is sometimes called the Harrods of Florence. On the top, there is a lovely rooftop bar which gives an amazing view of the Duomo, from which you can enjoy a glass of prosecco and some tasty sandwiches. This is a great place to relax in Florence since it is a true oasis of tranquility and serves a simple but delicious selection of drinks and light food.

5. Golden View Open Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, Italian

The amazing view of Ponte Vecchio and the patient and top-quality service makes this place top-notch in Florence. Dimmed lights in the evening with candlelight, music, innovative cocktails and different dishes – who could ask for anything more?

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