Estate Romana on the Isola Tiberina — Photo courtesy of NikaWhen things heat up in Rome, the party moves outdoors and there's no better place to spend a balmy night than at Isola39. It's one of the many bars that pop up like mushrooms along the banks of the Tiber River just in time for the summer. It's one of the hottest places to be and be seen this estate romana. As many bars and clubs in the city don't have air conditioning, when summer rolls around, all of the coolest (literally) spots move outdoors al fresco. One of the most popular places for outdoor posh nightlife is on the Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island). Here along the banks of the river, one can find outdoor bars, cafès, tents with local merchants selling jewelry, knick knacks and all sorts of other bric-a-brac. Some bars feature lounge music and even live bands playing at times.
Keeping it Cool Along the Banks of the Tiber River — Photo courtesy of Biker JunOne of the most lively spots near the Isola Tiberina is Isola39. What sets this bar apart from the others, aside from its cool cocktails and flirty international crowd, is its close proximity to the Isola del Cinema (an open-air cinema), where both Italian and international films (like La Dolce Vita) are often projected nightly. With a prosecco in hand, perhaps nothing could promise a better backdrop than La Dolce Vita playing in the background while you're dancing your pretty little feet off!