Vacationist: Florence, Tuscany, Las Vegas, Dallas
On the heels of T+L’s September smart guide, Italy: Five Ways, Vacationist delivers affordable rates at two hotels in Tuscany—including nights for less than $150 at the Marignolle Relais & Charme in Florence, the no. 1 city in Europe according to this year’s World’s Best Awards. But if a stateside trip is more your scene, stellar offers in Vegas and Dallas will surely pique your interest. Start packing now.
Marignolle Relais & Charme - up to 25% off
Though it's just two miles south of Florence's city center, this genteel family estate is set amid the woodlands, vines, and olive groves that herald the start of the Chianti region. Owners Paola and Claudio Bulleri, who turned their classic tile-roofed villa into an exclusive inn in the '70s, still live on the property in a separate cottage. (5 days)
ARIA Resort & Casino - up to 20% off
Las Vegas, NV
It takes a lot to make waves in Sin City, but ARIA did just that in 2009, redefining the skyline with its minimalist, curvilinear glass towers housing 4,004 rooms, 17 restaurants, nine bars, a casino, spa, pools, and resident showing of Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil. (5 days)
Villa Le Maschere - up to 32% off
Barberino di Mugello (Tuscany), Italy
Set on a peninsula fronting Lake Bilancino, this stunning 17th-century villa occupies 44 private wooded acres in the Mugello hills. Abandoned by its noble family in 1963, Villa Le Maschere fell into disrepair—until a painstaking five-year restoration revived much of its late-Renaissance glory. (1 day)
The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa - up to 30% of
In 2008, the Stoneleigh spent $36 million renovating the dark and drab out of this classic 1920s uptown property. The bright, modern décor pays homage to the original Art Deco sensibilities while adding local flavor, including works by contemporary Texas artists, in the 170 rooms. (7 days)
Images top to bottom: courtesy of Marignolle Relais & Charme; courtesy of MGM Hotels; courtesy of The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa.