George Clooney has been granted a protection order by Italian authorities to protect his privacy while holidaying in his Lake Como home.

The major of Laglio, Robert Pozzi, has issued the order to protect Clooney and wife Amal's privacy when they return to the area in the next few weeks.

According to Wenn, a number of public notices have been posted around the area warning residents and visitors that they will be fined if they leave a car or boat within 100 yards of Clooney's lakeside property, or if they are spotted loitering nearby.

Clooney purchased the home in 2001 and spends a lot of time there in the spring and summer months.

The couple were previously granted a protection order ahead of their wedding last year.