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Clooney granted Italian privacy laws

George Clooney has set up protection laws to prevent people from getting close to his mansion in Lake Como, Italy, while planning his nuptials to Amal Alamuddin.

The Hollywood heartthrob proposed to his British girlfriend in April and the couple are set to tie the knot later this year at the country's idyllic Lake Como, where the actor has a home.

George and Amal's mother Baria jetted out to the location last weekend ahead of the big day, where the star set up laws preventing fans and paparazzi getting close to his residence. Us Weekly reports George had the laws declared on Saturday (June 21) and they will last until September 30. They will deter people from stopping on both the road and near the water in front of mansion, Villa Oleandra, all hours of the day leading up to the ceremony.

Mayor of the Italian commune Laglio, Roberto Pozzi, confirmed to the website that no one will bother George and Amal as they plan their wedding and those who do could be fined up to 500 euros. This also takes into account onlookers who sail or swim within 100 metres of the property.

“It is now completely forbidden to stop outside the entrance to Clooney’s villa," the Mayor explained. "It’s a question of traffic and security. It is very dangerous and it’s also an issue of privacy.

"We have never penalised anyone in the past. This type of action is designed to bring about a change in people’s behaviour and create a more peaceful environment. We have to guarantee privacy and security for George Clooney and his guests."

It is thought Amal's mom is helping her daughter and her future son-in-law organise their nuptials. She and George are said to be getting along famously as they spend more and more time together. Baria is the editor of Lebanese newspaper Al-Hayat and regularly appears on television in her home country.

“They say the only thing more intimidating than a huge Hollywood film star is a mother-in-law, yet George showed no signs of nerves,” a source told the British newspaper The Mirror. “Baria has the ability to put anyone at ease and she was equally at ease around George.

“Back in Lebanon she is a star in her own right. They all get along famously together.”

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