Open bar



Splash out for a river view.

For an unforgettable view from the riverside of the Ponte Vecchio, the Vasari Corridor and the Uffizi, try the Open Bar for a pre or after dinner treat. Excellent cocktails are served with appealing appetisers in this chic, almost water level bar.

The creative cocktails are the thing to try, such as a Martini with porous pebbles steeped in vermouth - an interesting addition to a classic cocktail, and although you pay a little more than average for drinks you can help yourself to the "aperitivo" or pre-dinner buffet, an abundant choice of beautifully presented finger food. Book ahead if you want to be sure of a window table and watch the changing colours of the historic buildings as the sun goes down. Come after dinner to gaze at the beautifully lit Ponte Vecchio as you listen to live jazz at a candle lit table.