Saturday, March 2, 2013

The 6 Most Panoramic Places for Cocktails in Florence

Grand Hotel Baglioni

La Terrazza Brunelleschi, located near the train station, has absolutely stunning views of Florence. The cathedral's dome is set right before your eyes, almost close enough to touch. This 4-star hotel has an excellent rooftop restaurant where in the summer it is also possible to have cocktails with a limited food selection.

The Westin Excelsior 

The bar and restaurant Sesto on Arno is located on the 6th floor of this famous 5-star hotel which faces the Arno river. The elegant setting and unforgettable views of nearly the whole city make it a place to seek out either for a romantic meal or an elegant cocktail. Enjoy the panorama from inside the restaurant or for cocktails outside on the covered terrace.There are often special offers for lunch.

Hotel Continentale (part of Ferragamo's Lungarno Collection)

The Sky Lounge Bar offers fantastic views from the top of the medieval Consorti Tower which overlooks the Lungarno. Chic and classy, as the famous designer envisioned it, where contemporary meets historic, this is a fabulous setting to enjoy a panoramic aperitivo in Florence.

Grand Hotel Minerva

Located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the rooftop terrace of this 4-star hotel offers a lovely apertivo buffet during the summer months. The incredible views are nearly 360° and there is a pool to add to the summer atmosphere.

Terrazza Bardini 
Located on a hill overlooking Florence (near the Forte Belvedere) this fish restaurant and its terrace bar are part of the Villa Bardini and its gardens. There are stunning views of the city skyline and the unique venue has a modern art gallery, visual arts installations and music to enrich the experience.

La Rinascente
The famous department store located in the heart of Florence has a great rooftop restaurant and bar, La Terrazza, which makes a perfect spot for nice lunch or an afternoon cocktail. The views are 360°, so the hardest part might be deciding which way to face! It’s certainly a great way to take a shopping or sightseeing break.

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