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The Obamas drop in on the Clooneys! Italian town to lockdown as former President and family stay

The next stop on the Obama’s European jet-set tour will be George Clooney’s mansion on Lake Como.

Former president Barack and first lady Michelle, as well as their daughters Malia and Sasha, are to be the Hollywood actor’s latest guests at his luxurious home in Laglio.

The governor of Laglio has decreed that fines of 500 euros ($565) will be in place for any vessel or vehicle approaching within 300ft of the Villa Oleandra, which is usually accessible to the public unlike typical A-list properties.

The Obamas will reportedly take their private jet to Milan from Provence where they are believed to have been staying at a $60,000-a-week villa in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region.

The family will join Clooney and his wife Amal at a charity dinner for The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Saturday evening after their arrival on Friday. 

The colossal Clooney mansion pictured on the edge of Lake Como in Italy’s Lombardy region – he has previously hosted Meghan Markle, Brad Pitt and Bono – and will welcome the Obama family on Friday evening

A radius of 300ft has been established around the Clooneys' Villa Oleandra, with trespassers warned they will face fines of 500 euros ($565)

A radius of 300ft has been established around the Clooneys’ Villa Oleandra, with trespassers warned they will face fines of 500 euros ($565)

Notices have been posted by Mayor Roberto Pozzi that the Obamas will be visiting and restrictions are to be in place from Saturday through to Monday

Notices have been posted by Mayor Roberto Pozzi that the Obamas will be visiting and restrictions are to be in place from Saturday through to Monday

Former President Barack Obama in France

Former first lady Michelle Obama

Former US president Barack Obama arrives in Avignon with his family on Sunday for a father’s day dinner (left) and his wife Michelle looks over a rampart of the medieval city

Malia (left) and Sasha Obama stroll through the famous market of the idyllic idyllic town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue last weekend

Malia (left) and Sasha Obama stroll through the famous market of the idyllic idyllic town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue last weekend

George and Amal Clooney on the red carpet in Los Angeles earlier this month

George and Amal Clooney on the red carpet in Los Angeles earlier this month

Mayor Roberto Pozzi confirmed the government was taking a number of security measures for the Obamas who have been pictured flanked by a secret service detail in France. 

‘The parking lot at the back of Villa Oleandra will be closed for two days, Saturday and Sunday, because it should be available for the security service cars. In the territory and also on the lake, numerous men and law enforcement agencies will be in service,’ he told Estadao.

The Riva Soldino beach nearby and the town’s pier will be closed to everyone except boat owners over the weekend, and even the water surrounding the villa will be in the exclusion zone.

In addition, there is a warning to potential drone pilots that their craft will not be tolerated close to the property. 

The Piazza Barelli will be closed and parking is not permitted to accommodate TV broadcasting crews.  

Pozzi told Il Giorno it was ‘an exceptional promotion for our territory and a great honor.’

He said of the inconvenience caused, ‘For such a great honor, there is a price we must pay,’ ANSA News agency reported.

A small boat is moored close to the Clooney mansion on Lake Como in northern Italy

A small boat is moored close to the Clooney mansion on Lake Como in northern Italy

The Clooney property features an expansive garden which runs along the banks of Lake Como

The Clooney property features an expansive garden which runs along the banks of Lake Como

Malia Obama

Malia Obama

Malia Obama (left and right) she is studying at Harvard Univerity while her sister plans to begin her studies at the University of Michigan in the fall

Clooney, who is an honorary citizen of Laglio, is renowned for hosting the rich and famous at his mansion, including Meghan Markle, Brad Pitt and Bono. 

Since their arrival in France, the Obamas have been enjoyed the idyllic town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with Malia and Sasha spotted in the famous market.  

On Sunday, which was Father’s Day, the family spent plenty of time together, with Sasha and Malia joining their parents for a celebratory dinner at the Michelin-starred La Mirande restaurant in Avignon.  

Earlier in the day, Michelle and Barack visited Palais des Papes, the biggest gothic palace in the world, where they enjoyed a tour of the historic site – and took time to snap pictures of the property and its stunning scenery.  

A noticeboard close to George Clooney's mansion and pier advising people not to be in the area over the weekend

A noticeboard close to George Clooney’s mansion and pier advising people not to be in the area over the weekend

Residents have been notified that a car park to the rear of the property is not to be used over the weekend

Residents have been notified that a car park to the rear of the property is not to be used over the weekend

The entrance to the car park behind George Clooney's villa in Laglio

The entrance to the car park behind George Clooney’s villa in Laglio

She was pictured in her Class of 2019 photo wearing a white dress after graduating from Sidwell, Washington DC’s most elite private high school, which costs $40,000 per year, on Sunday.

Barack, Michelle and Malia were photographed sitting down in the stands and later mingling among the other families in attendance. 

Sasha is reportedly set to start at the University of Michigan in the fall. The teen opted not to follow in Malia’s footsteps by attending an Ivy League school by allegedly turning down a place at Yale. Her 20-year-old sibling is currently enrolled at Harvard.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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