It’s good at the top. And also good to be friends with other people who are. Megastar actor and heartthrob George Clooney has been granted two new protection laws in the town of Lake Como, Italy, where he famously has a home. The laws prevent fans and paparazzi from getting close to his residence. This step is in preparation for his planned wedding to Amal Alamuddin.
Sources confirmed that the Gravity actor’s friends at Laglio Council have just approved the laws, which are designed to keep uninvited guests away from Clooney’s blissful lakeside mansion, Villa Oleandra. The laws were declared this past Saturday and prevent people from stopping on the road outside the home and being in the water directly in front of his villa, as boats are abundant in the area. Anyone sailing or swimming within 100 meters from Clooney’s villa could be fined up to 500 euros ($680). The restrictions are in effect 24-hours a day and will remain in place until September 30, 2014.
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The former confirmed bachelor was first spotted with the London-based, British-Lebanese human rights lawyer, activist and author, 36, in October of last year, nine months ago. They were engaged on April 22, so apparently Clooney follows the old saying, “When you know, you know.” The couple had been considering both Lake Como and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Clooney also owns a villa, as venues for tying the know.
The Mayor of Laglio, Roberto Pozzi, told Us Magazine that an official request to hold the nuptials in Italy has not yet been lodged. “We have not received any formal requests yet,” the Mayor said. “But we are ready for any requests.”
But the two new laws will make it easier for the couple to hold the star-studded event there if they do indeed choose Lake Como.
“It is now completely forbidden to stop outside the entrance to Clooney’s villa,” the Mayor continued. “It’s a question of traffic and security. It is very dangerous and it’s also an issue of privacy.”
“We have never penalized anyone in the past,” Pozzi said. “This type of action is designed to bring about a change in people’s behavior and create a more peaceful environment. We have to guarantee privacy and security for George Clooney and his guests.”
Clooney has already put the new laws to good use this past weekend, as he arranged for his future mother-in-law, Baria Alamuddin, to visit him and Amal for an overnight visit at their Como pad.
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