wine glass at sunset at terrazza mattuiani by touring hotel in Bologna


Key takeaway: Elevate your experience in Bologna by visiting the three best rooftop terraces in town for unforgettable moments, stunning views, and delicious aperitivos. Be sure to make reservations in advance to enjoy these exclusive settings.

Elegant evenings, unforgettable moments, experiencing Bologna from another perspective while enjoying a great aperitivo with a view.
This is what you can have by the 3 best rooftops in town, find them out.


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Romantic evening with a Jacuzzi and view

Situated on the 5th floor of the 4-star refined “Hotel Touring”, Terrazza Mattuiani is open from May til September, both for the hotel guests and external visitors.
The hotel is proudly run by a family for three generations and it’s the ideal place for a sunset aperitivo with a loved one or for a group event such as a birthday or anniversary.
Indeed, it’s possible to book the space for private events and have a catering service to serve you and your friends in a 90 m2 space, within a closed terrace, infrared lamps for the most chill nights, and 30 seated spots.

“We have a wonderful range of packages and options available that can be tailored to your needs – please just let us know and we will be delighted to assist you.”  The hotel states.

It’s possible for you to enjoy an amazing evening at Terrazza Mattuiani as a non-guest every day from 17.30 til 20.30 paying 15 euros per person, first drink included.
Then, you can proceed with tasting more delicious local food such as a refined salumi selection and drinks from the menù à la carte.

Are you dreaming of relaxing in hot water while enjoying the view? Well, here you can!
Jacuzzi can be entered and enjoyed for 30 mins per person and new packages of Jacuzzi + aperitivo for external visitors are available now in summer.
Hotel guests, if not included in their booking already, can also enjoy the Jacuzzi for an extra price, and the 15 euros mandatory drink consumption rule applies to them as well.

Hotel Touring is in Via de’ Mattuiani 1/2 close to Via D’Azeglio and Porta Castiglione area, making it perfect since it’s closer to Bologna green areas but still very reachable and close to the historical center. To walk to the main square from the hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy old-styled bottegas, buildings, cafés, and barbershops and deep dive into how Bologna “used to be” and how it’s preserving itself.
And then, you’ll capture Bologna again by gazing at the skyline from the panoramic terrace of the Hotel.

Please note: Reservations for the rooftop are mandatory
Location: Via de’ Mattuiani 1/2
Terrazza Mattuiani website here


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A romantic terrace for your private events

Hotel Metropolitan’s roof garden is on the 5th floor of this elegant hotel, and it’s open from March til October.
This is a romantic venue to see the sunset embracing the red roofs of Bologna and its magnificent panorama.

From Hotel Metropolitan’s terrace, you’ll be able to see Bologna hills and Basilica di San Luca as well, which is one of the city’s most iconic symbols.
The hotel accepts “walks-in” and it’s possible to book the space for private events such as business meetings, wine tasting, and other celebrations.

Aperitivo in the terrace runs from 5 til 11 p.m. among Italian wines and French Champagne wines such as Chianti Classico Colli Senesi, Champagne Ferrari Perlé Bianco riserva, Pignoletto Superiore Docg Zanardi, Champagne Vintage Dom Perignon, Champagne Moët Chandon and more.
It’s possible to enjoy drinks on the terrace as an external visitor by booking via phone call.

The hotel boasts of a great selection of Gins as well, and traditional Bologna’s dishes can be ordered for a light dinner if booked in advance. The food selection includes the more typical Km zero dishes such as Emilian cutboard of cheese & salumi (salame, mortadella, pecorino cheese from Bolognesi hills and Bolognese “mostarda”), Lasagne al ragù Bolognese and more fine choices such as red prawns tartare, tuna tartare and oysters.

Location: Via dell’Orso 8
Hotel Metropolitan rooftop info and menu here



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Photos by Fabio Lucca, @fabio_lucca_photographer


Two refined panoramic views within the city center

Hotel San Donato by Best Western Hotels has a location that’s an amazing spot-on.
Located in Via Zamboni, the hotel is in the heart of the university district and of the historical center as well.

The terraces’ views face Asinelli Tower, one of the most iconic symbols in town, and make it possible to enjoy the great architecture of the past very closely.
This 4 -stars hotel has two panoramic terraces: a terrace on the 2nd floor and one on the 4th.
The first one is dedicated to breakfast time for guests and the second one owns a solarium with deck chairs, making it the best for summertime relax and aperitivos.

In fact, the hotel is well known for this reason, and it gives the possibility to external visitors to attend a lovely happy hour with a view.
So, if you are you interested to go there without an overnight stay, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 18.30 ‘til 22.00 you can! Booking for external visitors is suggested and the aperitivo snacks and drinks are hosted by the nearby pub, Lab16, and it costs 15 euros per person.

Location: Via Zamboni 16
Hotel San Donato website here