Walking around Milan means spotting, here and there, beautiful rooftops plunged in the green of their trees and far away from the city’s bustle and hustle.
The majority of these rooftops belong to their wealthy owners, meaning, alas, that they are not opened to the public. Luckily for us, some pubs and clubs of Milan have dedicated a special space for their customers willing to drink a cocktail while gazing at the Milanese panorama.
Find out the best rooftop bars in Milan!
One of the most elegant streets of Milan treasures an exclusive lounge bar inside the Swiss Center building. Upon reaching the fourth floor, you’ll be welcomed by smiling waitress in a design space, carefully furnished and overlooking the Giardini Indro Montanelli.
By paying 12 euros, you’ll get a finger food aperitivo with small portions of pasta, crudités and croquettes. Everything, of course, comes with the Terrazza cocktails, like the
house drink, the Roof Garden with lime, sugar, passion fruit, vodka and midori … you won’t regret it!
In the heart of the city, in Piazza Duomo, there is one of the nicest places of Milan: the Aperol Terrace. With black and orange furnishings, the same colors of the brand, the place welcomes its visitors with a bright and elegant bar, offering a wide selection of cocktails, from the classic Cosmopolitan and Caipiroska, to their non-alcoholic versions, for those who prefer a light aperitivo.
Obviously, if you want to experience the true essence of the Terrazza Aperol you have to try a spritz or a Negroni, the best ones the city can offer. Grab your cocktail together with some appetizers and head to the terrace. Live music and the breath-taking panorama of the Duomo’s spires of the cathedral will make you want to order another spritz to make your stay last as long as possible. And, the good news is that it won’t cost you a fortune! The aperitivo, in fact, is only 10€!
Recently opened, Ceresio 7 has already become one of the trendiest places for the Milanese upper class.
An impressive building of the ‘30s, the historical palace of the Enel Company, today treasures the Ceresio 7 bar, an American lounge bar created by Elio Sironi.
He revolutionized the rooftop, by creating a New-York lounge area with two swimming pools decorated with elegant sofas. The restaurant prices are quite high, while the aperitivo is opened to all the Bobo-Chic and trendy lovers: while you sip your cocktail you’ll gaze at the sun break over the new skyline of Milan and the Monumentale Cemetery.
This wonderful show will only cost you 12 €.
Pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, cold cuts, cheese and crudités. Excellent wines and cocktails perfect in every ingredient. And, finally, a breathtaking view over Piazza Cinque Giornate.
This is the Globe, the pub on the last floor of the shopping center Coin. Warm lighting, candles and lounge music will welcome you in an elegant room. You can choose whether to sit on one of the sofas inside, or challenge your dizziness and go in the heated area outside. In any case, you’ll choose to spend the evening with one of the most original and tasty cocktail of the place, like the Velvet Monkey, made with two types of gin, aloe water, pink grapefruit juice and cucumber.