It is decidedly rooftop season and we have been scoping out spots from which to enjoy an airy aperitivo and views of this gorgeous city.
On the top of this summer’s list is the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi rooftop pool and bar, Bar Empireo. The modern space has a beautiful pool that can’t be used during the evening hours, but serves as an interesting architectural element against the backdrop of the Florence skyline.
The bar hosts an always relaxed aperivito offering a buffet with an ample selection of Tuscan delicacies. Totally worth the hefty price of 16 Euro for a drink. If you think about it, you’re basically paying for dinner and a really tasty cocktail, all served alongside beautiful views of the Duomo, Santa Croce and beyond, as well as nightly live entertainment from local laid back music performers.
Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38, tel. +39 055 26236