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George Clooney's Italian Romance

The actor has a long, photogenic history with the country

George Clooney's love for Italy is legendary. He's owned a villa in Lake Como for years. He's a regular at the Venice Film Festival. He even married wife Amal Alamuddin over one star-studded, breathtakingly glamorous wedding weekend in Venice in 2014. "What changed my life in a very pleasant and unexpected way was buying the villa in Laglio,” he said in 2010. “I thought maybe I would spend a few weeks vacationing there. But then I realized how beautiful life was in Italy.” Clooney is in Sardinia in July filming the Netflix series "Catch-22." (It's also where he was just in a scooter accident that, reportedly, was minor.) Here, a look at Clooney's Italian adventure.

VENICE WALK Jean-Luc PETIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images VENICE WALK With Amal Alamuddin in 2014. THAT'S AMORE Jean-Luc PETIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images THAT'S AMORE Clooney and Alamuddin took a trip in a Venetian boat named "Amore" in 2014.

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VENICE CANALS Barbara Zanon/Getty Images VENICE CANALS Near where Clooney got married in 2014. HOTEL CIPRIANI Barbara Zanon/Getty Images HOTEL CIPRIANI Clooney hosted his wedding gala here in 2014. PAPAL AUDIENCE MAURIX/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images PAPAL AUDIENCE The Clooneys meet Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2016. LAKE VIEW Marco BULGARELLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images LAKE VIEW A view of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy. VILLA LIFE GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images VILLA LIFE Clooney's villa in Laglio. DINNER DATE Rachel Murray DINNER DATE Clooney and Alamuddin at a benefit in Rome in 2014. WEDDING WEEKEND Awakening/Corbis via Getty Images WEDDING WEEKEND Clooney and Alamuddin in Venice during their wedding weekend in 2014. DATE NIGHT Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images DATE NIGHT The Clooneys at the Venice Film Festival premiere of "Suburbicon" in 2017. POSSE Danny Martindale/FilmMagic POSSE Clooney, with Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford on a water taxi in Venice in 2011. SUN KISSED Luca Ghidoni/FilmMagic SUN KISSED With Ewan McGregor in Venice in 2009. BUDDY COMEDY Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images BUDDY COMEDY With Brad Pitt in Venice for the premiere of "Burn After Reading" in 2008. RAISE A GLASS Venturelli/WireImage RAISE A GLASS Toasting with Manuele Malenotti and Renée Zellweger in Rome in 2008. FOR A GOOD CAUSE Franco Origlia/Getty Images FOR A GOOD CAUSE In Rome in 2007. Clooney and Don Cheadle received a Peace Summit Award for raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur. ADJUSTMENT Pool CATARINA/VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images ADJUSTMENT Fixing his tie at the "Michael Clayton" premiere in Venice in 2007. STATUARY George Pimentel/WireImage STATUARY Making an entrance in Venice in 2007. DAPPER DAN AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images DAPPER DAN Looking good on a water taxi again, this time in Venice in 2017. PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Chris Jackson/Getty Images PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Meeting fans in Venice in 2005. BLIND SIDE Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic BLIND SIDE Captaining the water taxi in 2007.



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