Milan terraces: 10 stunning rooftop bars to enjoy the most amazing views over the Milan skyline

Aperitivos are a crucial part of Italian culture: we love to set aside a couple hours after work or on weekends to meet up with friends and catch up in front of a good glass of wine or a fresh cocktail. It is so embedded in our culture that you can have aperitivo in any bar now, but if you’re looking for a more unconventional experience, why not combine delicious food and drinks with some spectacular views of the city?

Here are our 10 favourite rooftop bars in Milan, and you can also stay for dinner in most of them!

  • Terrazza Aperol
    Situated on the second floor of “Il Mercato del Duomo”, Terrazza Aperol is one of the most popular terraces among milanese people and tourists alike. Enjoy a spritz with the iconic Aperol drink while you admire the cathedral spires and the busy Duomo square from a different point of view!
    Average price: 12 €
    Piazza del Duomo 25
  • Ceresio 7
    If you’re looking for a chic experience, Ceresio 7 is for you! Situated at the top of a historical 30s building and overlooking the Porta Nuova skyscrapers, you will be teleported to a New York rooftop. Fancy drinks are served for aperitivo along with delicious finger food from 6.30pm to 8pm and can also be enjoyed by the elegant poolside.
    Average price: 20 €
    Via Ceresio 7
  • Terrazza Triennale
    Want to combine art and fun? Enjoy a drink in the restaurant at the top of Triennale, an art and design museum that hosts some of the most ground-breaking exhibitions. The 360° view from Terrazza Triennale lets you enjoy Sempione park, the Sforza castle, the Porta Nuova skyscrapers and the famous Torre Velasca with just one glance.
    Average price: 15 €
    Viale Alemagna Emilio 6
  • Suneleven Rooftop
    On the 11th floor of the iH Hotel Milano Ambasciatori in Piazza Beccaria is Suneleven Rooftop. A terrace with Nordic-style colours and furnishings where you can enjoy a wide selection of tapas, excellent beers and cocktails. The spires of the Duomo from a new angle are a spectacle for those who choose this location.
    Average price: 15 € Cesare Beccaria
  • Clér Rooftop Bar
    Recently opened, Clér, which is the milanese word for “shutter”, is an industrial-looking space overlooking the newest City Life area. Their very young founders aimed at creating an inclusive space, going by the motto: “There’s room for everyone”.
    Average price: €10
    Via Bressanone, 8
  • Terrazza Rinascente
    Tired after an afternoon shopping spree? Go up to the seventh floor of La Rinascente shopping centre, the oldest one in Milan, and take a break right next to the Duomo walls!
    Average price: €20
    Via Santa Radegonda 10
  • The Roof
    Situated on the 10th floor of Hotel dei Cavalieri in Piazza Missori, just a few minutes away from the Duomo square, is The Roof terrace, a stylish restaurant to enjoy a beautiful view over the historic buildings of the city centre, like the 17th century St. Alessandro church, as well as the modern City Life skyscrapers!
    Average price: 20 €
    Piazza Giuseppe Missori, 3
  • The Dome
    Enjoy one of the best views over the Duomo surrounded by the most beautiful decor and greenery: the Dome is the most instagrammable location where you can enjoy delicious drinks and a highly curated menu from breakfast to dinner.
    Average price: 16 €
    Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 2
  • La Terrazza di via Palestro
    This is probably the most intimate and peaceful of the terraces in Milan on this list. It’s the place for you if
    you’re looking for an aperitivo or dinner away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a lovely view over
    the Indro Montanelli gardens.
    Average price: 12 €
    Via Palestro 2
  • Sky Terrace
    Take a break in this beautiful green oasis at the top of the Hotel Milano Scala, in the heart of the Brera district. If you’re looking for a unique, organic, regenerating aperitivo, the Sky Terrace is the place for you. You can also visit its own vegetable garden where the herbs, vegetables and edible flowers used for dishes and cocktails are cultivated!
    Average price: 16 €
    Via dell’Orso 7

Have you ever tried any of these?

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