July 29, 2021 9:13 am
The wave of bad weather in recent days that has caused serious damage to Laglio, in the province of Como, has also affected Villa Oleandra, the Italian home of George Clooney. An expanse of mud, logs and debris blocked the front door of the American actor’s house and reached the balcony on the first floor.
Clooney went out on the lakefront Wednesday afternoon and stopped to talk to volunteers who have been shoveling mud all day. “It is much worse than I thought”, he told Tg1 in English: “In Cernobbio the situation is very serious and in Laglio even worse. I spoke to the mayor, there will be a lot of work, it will take millions of dollars, but this city is strong, it will react and come back better than before. This is a very resilient city. “
On Lake Como the symbolic statue in honor of George Clooney
Villa Oleandra, an eighteenth-century residence, is now an authentic point of reference for the international jet set since George Clooney, in 2002, chose the town of Laglio located on the western shore of Lake Como to spend his holidays, sometimes in the company of others. Hollywood celebrities. The presence of Clooney has brought a bit of hustle and bustle in the tiny town, which has become a destination for paparazzi, fans and simply curious, to the point that the Municipality has approved an ad hoc regulation to protect the actor’s privacy that prohibits people from stopping immediate vicinity of the villa entrance (also via the lake). The ordinance obviously does not concern the residents of the Como village.
In recent days, a sculpture in Carrara marble has been dedicated to the actor, a symbol of personal reality and the fiction of the role played, which the American star would have appreciated, marking even more his already solid relationship with the lake and the city of The garlic.