Stay Away from George Clooney’s Italian Mansion… Or Pay Up

Move along now, folks, nothing to see here. Residents and …

Move along now, folks, nothing to see here.

Residents and tourists who drive and boat through Laglio, Italy are being warned to steer clear of George Clooney’s lavish property, or else.

Laglio’s mayor, a man named Robert Pozzi, is now warning that anyone who leaves their car or vessel within 100 meters, (roughly a football field) of George and Amal’s waterside property will pay a fine of up to €500 ($550.)

Mayor Pozzi issued the ordinance to protect the solace of the couple, their entourage, and their two villas–Villa Oleandra and Villa Margherita, the Telegraph reports.

Clooney purchased the 18th century Lake Como property in 2002, which immediately became a haven for photographers and fans, who have often been caught loitering to get photos and autographs.

The Telegraph reports some autograph-seekers have even rung the doorbell.

A year ago, Clooney purchased the adjoining property, Villa Margherita, to increase his privacy. That area has also been deemed a no-go zone for fans and paparazzi.

The actor secured two temporary protective orders last summer to prevent paparazzi from getting close to the properties ahead of his wedding to human-rights attorney Amal Alamuddin. The orders strictly prohibited anyone from stopping near the villas, and remained in effect 24 hours a day, until Sept. 30.

(The two later married in a ceremony that was officiated by Clooney’s friend and former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.)

Last fall, fellow A-list actor Christian Bale criticized George for his battle with the cameras.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bale said: “It doesn’t matter that he talks about it. It’s like, come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it. I prefer not to whine about it.”


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