AceShowbiz - George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have taken action to discourage locals and fans from disturbing them. The actor has a warning posted around his exclusive enclave at Lake Como in Italy where the family lives.
It was mayor of the Laglio community in northern Italy, Roberto Pozzi, who posted the public notice. According to the notice, anyone who sets foot on the ground without permission or disturbs the occupants may face a $600 fine. The effort is done in an attempt to protect the couple's privacy at their Lake Como property.
Prior to the warning, the mayor also enforced another warning around Clooney's Italian residence last year before the couple got married. The notice prohibited anyone to linger on the road behind the house. Boats were instructed to stay at least 100 meters from the shoreline.
Despite the warning, Clooney's presence is largely welcomed. "He's returned Lake Como to a very high profile, not just in Europe but around the world," said Pozzi.
One inhabitant said, "Having him settle here was like winning the lottery for us. Following his example, some very rich people have moved in and bought villas which were in a state of semi-abandonment." Another gushed, "They have restored them at a cost of millions and millions of euros and that has created work for builders, carpenters, gardeners. There are a lot of Russian buyers and now the Chinese are beginning to move in."
However, there were also some people who felt the action was unnecessary. "For me, there's only been a negative impact," one local fisherman told The Telegraph last year. "I used to be able to leave my car here on the ramp leading down to the water, but now I can't - I'd get fined by the police."
Another neighbor was also unimpressed with the warning, saying, "You're not allowed to park anywhere near the villa and you can't take a boat within 100 meters of the house. It's like living in a mini dictatorship."