The Tradition of Italian Aperitivo

Discover Italy’s best Aperitivo locations and indulge in this national tradition born in Milan in the 1920s. An occasion where people gather, enjoy drinks such as the famous Aperol Spritz paired with delicious finger food and appetizers, sometimes even extensive buffets consisting of pasta dishes and other main courses. It can fast turn out into a proper meal, so be aware that you might need to cancel your dinner reservation.

Milan

Bar Terrazza Gallia

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan

A creative aperitivo formula praised by the Gambero Rosso Milan Guide 2017 paired to stunning views await at the exclusive rooftop terrace on the seventh floor of the Excelsior Hotel Gallia. Open daily from 12pm until 1am (aperitivo from 5.30pm until 9pm).

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H Club > Diana

Sheraton Diana Majestic

They say that the famous Milanese aperitivo was invented here. A good reason to try it! A rich buffet awaits with expertly mixed drinks in the lovely green oasis in the center of Milan. Open daily from 10.30am until 1.00am (aperitivo from 7pm until 10pm).

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The Lounge Bar

The Westin Palace, Milan

Delicious finger food pairings and expertly mixed cocktails await at Piazza della Repubblica in Milan, a welcoming lounge and bar to spend a relaxing evening in good company. Open daily from 10am until 1am.

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Monterosa Bar

Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport

Monterosa Bar is named after the famous Monterosa mountain, which during clear days is visibile from this contemporary bar. Indulge in Italian cocktails and enjoy a little get together. Open daily from 10am until 2am.

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Florence

Winter Garden Bar

The St. Regis Florence

Have an aperitivo on a typical Italian piazzetta and indulge in champgane paired to oysters or refreshing drinks with seasonal ingredients. Or follow the exclusive champagne sabering ritual, daily from 7pm until 8pm. Open daily from 11am until 11.30pm.

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Sesto On Arno Bar

The Westin Excelsior Florence

An aperitif paired to panoramic views over Florence and the Tuscan hills? Only at Sesto on Arno Bar! This chic rooftop bar pampers guests with delicious cocktail creations and exclusive wines. Open daily from 12pm until 2am (aperitivo from 7pm until 9pm).

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Rome

Aqvi Pool Restaurant & Bar

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center

Linger by the pool and indulge in refreshing drinks paired to delicious Mediterranean finger foods. The perfect summer experience immersed in the greenery. Open daily from 8am until 12.30am.

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Doney Café

The Westin Excelsior Rome

Relax on the beautiful terrace directly by the famous Via Veneto in the center of Rome and indulge in refreshing drinks while observing the ‘Dolce Vita’ in all its facets. Open daily from 12.30pm until 10.30pm.

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Borgia Bar

Sheraton Parco De’ Medici Rome

Enjoy inviting views into the greenery of Rome and indulge in delicious cocktails, either in the welcoming atmosphere of Borgia Bar or on its terrace. Open daily from 10am until 1am.

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Caelum Bar

St. Regis Rome

Indulge in an airy and luminous interior showcasing curated artifacts, refined belle-époque and imperial details, where the light reflects in the sparkling crystals of the Murano chandeliers and intricate mosaics.

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Venice

Terrazza Danieli Bar

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Top views over the St. Mark’s basin await from Terrazza Bar Danieli, a unique location for a very special aperitif. Open daily from 3pm to 6.30pm, the terrace from April until October (weather permitting).

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Bar Dandolo

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Gothic splendour and Vesper Martinis await at Bar Dandolo, located on the ground floor of Hotel Danieli’s 14th century Palazzo Dandolo. Enjoy the charming setting and live music for a unique aperitif experience. Open daily from 9.30am until 1.00am.

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Riva Lounge

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Have a special aperitivo experience on this elegant summer terrace, made in the look and feel of the Riva Yacht. Lean back and indulge in the indigenous Riva Cocktail while observing the gondolas on the Grand Canal. Open daily from 11.00am until 1.00am, from April to October (weather permitting).

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Bar Longhi

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Hand-sculpted mirrors, Murano glass lamps and a carved polychromatic marble counter await at Bar Longhi. Indulge in one of the best Bellini’s in Venice and enjoy this unique historic atmosphere. Open daily from 11.00am until 1.00am.

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Cortina

Cristallo Lounge Bar

Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo

A cozy mountain atmosphere invites guests to linger at Cristallo Lounge Bar. Try the typical Italian aperitivo with refreshing cocktails paired to savoury appetizers. Open daily from 11am until 12am.

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Catania

Il Melograno Bar

Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center

Indulge in the typical Sicilian Aperitivo with selected appetizers and local wines or refreshing cocktails in the welcoming atmosphere of Il Melograno Bar with Southern charm. Open daily from 10am until 12am (aperitivo from 7pm until 9.30pm).

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Lake Como

Bar Kincho

Sheraton Lake Como Hotel

A charming setting by the pool immersed in the greenery awaits at Bar Kincho. Sink into comfortable sofas and Indulge in refreshing drinks by the pool. Open daily from 10am until 12am (from May to September).

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