Following a nine-month refurbishment the prestigious Sina Villa Medici has a new and resplendent look. The entire hotel underwent the makeover which respected the allure and history of this ancient palace that has attracted so many celebrities down the years. The rooms have parquet flooring, modern furnishings, fabrics in shades of grey coordinated with the relaxing colours on the walls and lighting that sets just the right atmosphere. The new look has also been adopted in the bathrooms which have been completely modernized. Almost all the rooms have balconies or terraces with views overlooking the hotel’s lush private gardens and Florence’s monuments. The modern antique pieces that have been added to the ground-floor hall, the gallery and the lounge bar include charming photographs representing Catherine de’ Medici and details of the collection of paintings in the Uffizi Gallery, specially designed for the Sina Villa Medici by the artist Marco Lanza.