Sky Lounge Bar, Hotel Continentale, 6r Vicolo dell'Oro, Firenze 50123. +39 055 2 7262. Rooftop terrace and Lounge to see the Arno, the Cupola del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, San Miniato al Monte, Forte Belvedere, Palazzo Pitti and all the great bells towers of l'Oltrarno and the surrounding hills. Open April till October. email
SESTO on Arno, 6th floor, The Westin Excelsior, 3 Piazza Ognissanti, Florence 50123. +39 055 2715 2783 Bar 12 noon-2am. Lunch 12.30-2.45pm. Dinner 7.30-10.30pm. A superb jewel box-like glass enclosed roof top ambience overlooking Florence. Starwood. email
Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, Hotel Danieli Castello, 4196 Castello, Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Italy 30122. +39 041 522 6480. Excellent rooftop restaurant belonging to Danieli Venice Hotel. Only steps away from the Piazza San Marco. Magnificent views of the Venice lagoon. Email . You Tube
Skyline Rooftop Bar, 8th floor, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Giudecca Island 810, Venice 30133. +39 041 2723 311. The view stretches across the southern lagoon and a city that still looks much like the paintings of Canaletto. facebook
La Rinascente Piazza Duomo, 7th floor, 1 Via S. Radegonda, Piazza Duomo, Milan 20146. +39 02 885 2471. Restaurant by the cathedral in Milan. The Rinascente Department Store next to the Milan cathedral has a rooftop restaurant and cafe with views of the cathedral spires and roof. Open 7 days from 7am till 12pm. 7° Piano.
Bistro Duomo, La Rinascente, 7th floor, 2 Via San Rafaele, +39 02 877 120
Aria Lounge, The Gray Hotel, 6 Via San Raffaele, Milan 20121. +39 02 720 8951. Roof Terrace on 2nd floor (only in summer until Sept.). During these months the Aria lounge spills onto the terrace and becoming an elegant alfresco lounge for aperativos in the heart of Milan. Next to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele at the back. email
Globe Restaurant and Lounge Bar, 8th floor, Palazzo Coin, 1 Piazza Cinque Giornate, Milan. +39 02551 8 1969. Open until 2am serve food until 1am.
The Terrazza Ramazotti, 10th floor, Hotel Dei Cavalieri Milano, 1 Piazza Missori, Milan 20123. +39 028 8571. Ramazotti Bar. Alfresco dinner and pizza. Lunch available on request only.
Terrazza Mediterraneo, Hotel Villa San Carlo Borromeo, 20 Piazza Borromeo, Milano Senago. +39 02 99 4741. Offers a splendid landscape of the Alps to the north and of the city of Milan to the south, where you can see the Duomo's pinnacle with its Madonna. Historic palazzo. email
Giada, Hotel Torino, 72 Milano, Diano Marina, 18013. A buffet breakfast is served at the rooftop restaurant - a superb way to start each day with a panoramic view of the town. +39 0183 49 5106.
Hotel Rossini Al Teatro, 5th floor, 14 Piazza Rossini, Imperia 18100. +39 01 837 4000. Panoramic terrace located in the center of Imperia, near the port. A short distance away, the Museum of Olives and Oil is easily accessible: interesting to visit. Offers a magnificent view of the Alps.
Miramare Imperia, Via Matteotti 24, Imperia, Italy 18100.
Ristorante Gatto Nero, 69 Via Monte Santo, Cernobbio Como 22012, Italy. +39 031 51 2042. Stunning views.
Ristorante Re Teodorico, 1 Piazza le Castel San Pietro, Verona, Italy. +39 045 834 9903 Really stunning views from the castle on a small hill. You can see the whole of Verona and the Roman Theater from the romantic terrace. Recommended. 10am-12 midnight. email