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A Roof with a View, take a pic and win a holiday in Florence!

Last year’s edition was a great success so this summer it’s back!
The cool initiative called “A roof with a view” is back this summer, including the photographic contest to to win a trip back to Florence! The most beautiful terraces of hotels and restaurants in Florence open their doors to the public until September 30, 2012 offering breathtaking cityscapes: those who will be able to catch the best panorama win a holiday back in Florence.


You can choose to take pics with Instagram, using the hashtag  #tcv2012, which collects all the photos of the contest on Followgram, or to take traditional photographs and share them on Facebook.
If you find that pics cannot catch the magical atmosphere of such panoramas, no problem: this year a YouTube channel has been created where you can upload your short videos.
The contest will give a prize for each category!
The prize? A holiday in Florence of course!

The pic which won the last contest, credits: Alice Frisoli

Some of the terraces which take part in the initiative also offer the chance to enjoy an aperitivo,  dinner or a drink surrounded by the atmosphere of this unique city.

Check the following list to know which are the terraces offering this service and mainly the opening times: they are not always open to the public and some require reservations.

A roof with a view:

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1
Ph. 055 2658161
Opening times 5-10pm
No bar service
Reservation 055 2658161

Grand Hotel Baglioni
Piazza dell’Unità Italiana 6
Ph. 055 23580
Opening times 5pm-midnight
Services: American bar, dinner

Grand Hotel Minerva
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16
Ph. 055 27230
Opening times 11am-midnight
Services: snack, aperitivo

Hotel Boscolo Astoria
Via del Giglio 9
Ph. 055 2398095
Opening times: 7pm-midnight
Services: American bar

Hotel Kraft
Via Solferino 2
Ph. 055 284273
Opening times: 9am-midnight
Services: American bar, dinner

Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Via Cerretani 54R
Ph. 055 2381752
Opening times: 4.30-11pm
Services: snack, aperitivo, after dinner, pizza.

Hotel La Scaletta
Via dei Guicciardini 13
Ph. 055 283028
Opening times: 10am-midnight
Servizi proposti: American bar, dinner à la carte

Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci
Via Tornabuoni 3
Ph. 055 212645
Opening times: 10am-midnight
Services: snack, aperitivo, dinner

Hotel Medici
Via de’ Medici 6
Ph. 055 234818
Opening times: 10am-11pm
No bar service

JK Place
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 7
Ph. 055 2645181
Opening times: 12.30pm-midnight
Services: American bar, dinner

Hotel Villa La Vedetta
Viale Michelangelo 78
Ph. 055 681631
Opening times: 8am-midnight
Services: American bar, dinner

Hotel Silla
Via dei Renai 5
Ph.  055 2342888
Opening times: 6pm-11pm
Services: aperitivo

Best Western Hotel River
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 18
Ph. 055 2343529
Opening times: 9am-11pm
No bar service

Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
Borgo San Jacopo 3
Ph. 055 2398711
Opening times: 7pm-midnight
Services: snack, aperitivo, wine tasting
Reservation required

The Westin Excelsior Florence
Piazza Ognissanti 3
Ph. 055 27151
Opening times: 12.30pm– midnight
Services: bar, lunch, dinner
Reservation required: 055 27163701

Hotel Il Salviatino
Via del Salviatino 21
Ph. 055 9041111
Opening times: 7.30am – midnight
Services: breakfast, lunch, dinner, aperitivo, after dinner
Reservation: info@salviatino.com

Grand Hotel Cavour
Via del Proconsolo 3
Ph. 055 266271
Opening times: 6pm – 10pm
Services: aperitivo, after dinner
Reservation: 055 2662709

Enjoy your rooftop view and take a lots of pics!