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Florence's top panoramic bars

Take in spectacular panoramas over Tuscany while sipping on evening drinks on one of Florence's picturesque rooftops

The city of the Renaissance boasts spectacular rooftop views for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Sit back and breathe in iconic Florence while eating and drinking well at any one of these elegant establishments.

Terrazza Michelangelo

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Grabbing an after-dinner drink at this intimate rooftop bar feels like you’ve been invited to the private terrace of a medieval Florentine tower home. Indeed, the building dates to 1290 and has been a hotel since 1865 when Florence became the capital of Italy. Popular with actors from the nearby theatre, its central location and 360-degree view means you’re embraced by the Duomo on one side and Palazzo Vecchio on the other. Reservations necessary. www.albergocavour.it

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Se•sto on Arno

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Let head barman Mario D’Onghia whip up a Florentine-inspired libation as you admire the spectacular view of the Arno River. Or let an in-house sommelier suggest something from the world-class wine cellar visible through the curved glass wall. If you can’t tear yourself away, grab a table at the like-named restaurant, an impressive new contender on Florence’s gastronomic scene. www.sestoonarno.com

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Terrazza Brunelleschi

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Enjoy an aperitif under one of the flowering pergolas with the majestic dome of Florence’s cathedral laid out before you in all its glory. Try to grab a table on one of the raised platforms for an intimate tête-à-tête on this enchanting terrace, appropriately named after the architect responsible for the star of this breath-taking view. Open late May to early October www.hotelbaglioni.it

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Three Sixty Rooftop Bar

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After walking through the cobblestone streets below, head over to the Grand Hotel Minerva to float atop the roofs of Florence. In addition to a sweeping panoramic view of the city, the Three Sixty Rooftop Bar boasts an impressive pool bar with a wide variety of drinks including refreshing smoothies and bartender specialities. www.grandhotelminerva.com

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The Tower Bar

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Watching the sunset from Hotel Torre Guelfa will most certainly take your breath away. Each evening, the Tower Bar invites guests to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail on either of the two tower terraces making for quite an elegant bar experience. www.hoteltorreguelfa.com

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1 Terrazza Michelangelo (Grand Hotel Cavour)
2 Se•sto on Arno
3 Terrazza Brunelleschi (Grand Hotel Baglioni)
4 Three Sixty Rooftop Bar (Grand Hotel Minerva)
5 The Tower Bar (Hotel Torre Guelfa)