Agoda.com celebrates a Roman summer with 8 top rooftop bars/patios
Italian summers are generally hot and dry during the day, but it’s during the evenings that one can really get a feel for the people and the energy that the city has to offer. When the sun sets, Romans come out in huge numbers to dine, drink, talk, argue and catch up with old friends in one of the thousands of outdoor cafes and restaurants that spring up at sunset. Whether it’s to gorge on some tender saltimbocca (wine-marinated veal), share a serving of grattachecca (shaved ice with fruit juice) with a loved one at dessert, or down some strong espresso over debates with friends, the outdoor dining culture in Italy is one of the best parts of visiting.
To help travelers get the most out of their trip, Agoda.com has prepared a list of 8 hotels that offer a superb rooftop drinking/dining area for guests, where one can gaze across ancient rooftops to iconic monuments many hundreds of years old and enjoy the simple pleasure of a relaxing evening outdoors. Why battle the crowds at street level when one can simply head up to the roof? Take a look at the list and see what sounds most appealing. Book a trip before the summer sun starts to fade!
H10 Roma Citta Hotel, 4*
The H10 Roma Citta offers an elegant rooftop pool ringed with comfortable sofas and dining areas where guests can look out across the city.
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Forum Hotel 4*
The Forum Hotel’s Rooftop Restaurant serves full selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner with most of its organic ingredients sourced largely from Italy, perfectly paired with a fantastic view!
Stay for a minimum of 2 nights and enjoy 5% off. Expires December 31, 2014.
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi – Relais&Chateaux 5*
The Hotel Palazzo Manfredi offers a rooftop terrace with a magnificent view across to the Coliseum, the Imperial Forum and the Domus Aurea, while Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio creates amazing food creations.
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Bernini Bristol Hotel 5*
The rooftop terrace restaurant L’Olimpo is what really shines, with a gorgeous view across the lights of Rome, a huge wine selection and a lunch or dinner made from specially-chosen ingredients.
Stay for a minimum of 3 nights and enjoy 15% off. Expires December 31, 2014.
Residenza Paolo VI
The Residenza Paolo VI offers a rooftop restaurant where guests can dine while taking in a fantastic view across to the dome on St. Peter’s Basilica and the Apostolic Palace.
Book at least 5 days before check-in and enjoy 20% off! Expires December 31, 2020.
Albergo Cesari 3*
Overlooking the Piazza di Pietra and the Church of St Ignazio di Loyola, it’s hard to find a nicer place to finish the day with a great meal.
Early bird special! Book 30 days in advance for a minimum stay of 2 nights and enjoy 8% off! Expires December 31, 2013.
Hotel Pulitzer 4*
The rooftop Garden Bar at the Hotel Pulitzer offers a view of the city lights in an elegant and relaxing setting, while you sip a drink and plan for the days ahead.
Stay a minimum of 3 nights and enjoy 15% off! Expires September 30, 2013.
Orange Hotel 4*
Located only steps from Vatican City, guest can gaze out to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica while enjoying a meal and looking out across the rooftops of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Stay a minimum of 3 nights and enjoy 5% off! Expires August 31, 2013.
Radisson Blu es. Hotel Rome 5*
Located across from the central Roma Termini train station and next to the historic Diocletian Baths, the Radisson Blue s. Hotel Rome is a gorgeous addition to the list. Its rooftop restaurant, Zest, boasts a stunning view of the surrounding city and serves delicious, fresh cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Book 5 days before check-in and enjoy 15% off! Expires December 31, 2014.
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