Until recently, views from above from Piazza Navona could only be taken in from private residences or special palazzo viewings in the area. Then came the Eitch Borromini Hotel. It’s located on the street parallel to the western side of Piazza Navona.
The restaurant on the 4th floor has breathtaking views but the food is (not bad, but) nothing to write home about (well at least that was the case the last two times I ate there). On that note, nor are the cocktails or the service at the 5th floor rooftop terrace, La Grande Bellezza. But that won’t stop me. Because the view from here, ladies and gentlemen, will leave you speechless. Tonight, Rome put on a sunset that had the sky light up in a million shades of pink, violet and orange that stopped me in my tracks. It gave me goosebumps. From here you can see the Pantheon dome, the Presidential Palace, the Vittoriano in Piazza Venezia, the dome of St Peter’s Basilica, you get the drift. You can peer down into Piazza Navona and that Bernini fountain. You feel as though you can touch the dome of Sant’Agnese in Agone.
A cocktail here will set you back €20. It might break the bank by Rome standards, it might not be the best mixed drink of your life. But for the view, for the feeling you get from seeing Rome and her colours and layers from above? For that, you can thank me later.
Here are some photos and on my social accounts you’ll be seeing more views like this over the next while as I officially declare ‘terrace season in Rome’ – open!
More Info: Terrazza Borromini / Terrazza La Grande Bellezza | Hotel Eitch Borromini | Via di Santa Maria dell’Anima 30 | Bookings are essential: visit their website for all details.
For other rooftop views while you’re in town, check out:
Zuma Rooftop | Via della Fontanella di Borghese 48 | Website
Aquolina Rooftop | Via del Vantaggio 14 | Website
Le Terrasse | Sofitel Villa Borghese | Via Lombardia 47 | Website
Hotel Indigo St George | Via Giulia 62 | Website
Hotel Raphael | Largo Febo 2 | Website
Signing off from Trastevere,