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Fancy visiting the Italian Lakes for your holidays in 2011?

The Italian Lakes are one of the most peaceful and relaxing areas in the world. Framed by scenic alpine mountains, the azure blue lakes sit in the north of Italy, surrounded by beautiful towns such as Bellagio, Torbole and Sirmione. Many of the world's richest people make their home here, such as George Clooney. They make a great destination for a restorative holiday break for all types of traveller, be they singles, couples and families. Here's a selection of some Italian lakes holidays in 2011 to suit everyone, from luxurious waterside palaces to cheap and cheerful family hotels.

Thomson Lakes holidays offer a wide variety of trips to the Italian lakes, and can fix you up with some of the best hotels in Sirmione. The five star Grand Hotel Terme is right on the lakeside next to the famous and historic Scaligeri Castle. With an outdoor pool on a jetty overlooking the water, this hotel features a solarium, spa and 24 hour room service. Rooms at this palatial hotel start from around £189 per night.

Direct Line Holidays can also arrange your ideal holiday, with stays at the Garda Bellevue in Limone starting from £424 per person. This buys you return flights from Manchester as well as 7 nights half board. The Bellevue hotel enjoys a fabulous location right on the water and has two pools for the family to enjoy. As part of a special offer holiday makers can also enjoy free unlimited wine with their evening meal when they book with Direct Line.

Elsewhere, Inghams can arrange a stay in the sedate and lavish town of Bellagio. Three night stays at the three and a half star Hotel Belvedere can be had for £553 including return flights from Heathrow. The Belvedere sits in an enviable position in the hills above Lake Como and boasts tiered landscaped gardens and full spa facilities.

So there are plenty of options for the ideal break in the Italian Lakes this year, and if you shop around you may be able to get some great budget deals.

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