The Ocean's Eleven star is set to return to his luxury retreat with wife Amal Alamuddin in the next few weeks and Roberto Pozzi, the mayor of Laglio, has issued warnings to stop anyone getting too close to the movie star's property in a bid to protect the couple's privacy.

The public notices, posted up around the exclusive area, warn residents they will be slapped with a $600 (£370) fine for leaving a car or boat within 100 yards of the lakeside property or if they are spotted lingering nearby.

Clooney bought the villa in 2001 and usually spends spring and summer there each year.

The actor was first granted a protection order last year (14) in the run-up to his Venice wedding to Alamuddin in September (14).