20 beautiful budget hotels in the Italian Lakes
The glamorous Italian Lakes, long a favoured destination of the famous and fabulous throughout the centuries, doesn't immediately conjure up images of affordability. That said, there is a way to stay in the region without blowing your budget. Sprinkled along the shorelines and tucked away inland are a number of reasonably priced hotels, b&bs and hostels.
They might be family-run establishments in traditional lakeside buildings, or set in towns away from the shore but with excellent panoramic views of the water. Others might have private beaches, pools and boats. Some even have stairs with direct lake access; others share a vista with some of the area's most luxurious (and pricey) hotels. You can bet on a warm welcome at all. Our expert, Kiki Deere, selects the best affordable places on the Italian Lakes, including Lakes Como, Garda, Maggiore, Iseo and Orta.