A Feast for the Appetite in Rome

Rome, the city where rooftop aperitivos turn into long summer nights spent dining al fresco. 

by Livia Hengel

Aroma Restaurant
Aroma Restaurant’s rooftop garden is blessed with one of the best vantage points in Rome: overlooking the Colosseum and Roman Forum, it’s hard to imagine a more dazzling view to accompany your Michelin-starred meal. The restaurant features a contemporary spin on Italian classics, which you can sample as a tantalising tasting menu, and boasts over 400 wine labels. Open for lunch or dinner, it’s a wonderful place to soak in the sights of Rome during the summer months.

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Terrazza Borromini
A newcomer to the Roman drinking and dining scene, Terrazza Borromini was the talk of the town in 2017 and promises to carry its buzz into 2018. Situated within a 17th century palazzo designed by Baroque artist Borromini, this terrace has a splendid view of Rome’s rooftops and Piazza Navona that allows you to marvel at the square’s famous fountains, such as Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, from up above.

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Minerva Roof Garden
For a fabulous view of the Pantheon and Rome's skyline, head over to the Minerva Roof Garden at sunset. This terrace, which sits just behind one of Rome's most iconic buildings, has a relaxed ambience and offers a wide selection of cocktails: order a classic spritz or negroni for a truly Italian experience.

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Rinascente Sunset Bar
La Rinascente, Italy's most celebrated luxury department store, unveiled its flagship store in the capital in late 2017. With eight floors dedicated to fashion, beauty, design and food, it’s an architectural temple for all your shopping needs. Take the lift up to the top to enjoy a fabulous view of the city from the Rinascente Sunset Bar.


Related: Where to find the best Brunches in Rome

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