The 53-year-old actor and his fiancé will likely marry next month at his Lake Como home Villa Oleandra in Laglio, Italy, multiple sources in the area tell E! News.
"George has always loved Como, he finds it very peaceful and relaxing and now Amal has fallen in love with the area as well," a source tells us. "They want to start their married life there with the beautiful lake as a backdrop. George's home on the lake is like a very well oiled machine. He has the local mayor fully on his side and the locals too and he can ensure that press and paparazzi are kept away."
"Doing the wedding in another area of Italy would involve too many people that he doesn't know or trust and George wants to make sure that Amal and both their families enjoy the big day," the source adds. "They want it to be about them celebrating their love and respect for each other with their loved ones watching. And they can do that in Como while keeping everything fully under their control."
Another source says that the wedding will be very "small and intimate."
"This is not going to be a huge Hollywood wedding with Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock flying in to Italy for a week," explains the source. "George and Amal don't want a media circus with paparazzi helicopters flying overhead and motorbikes chasing after them as they all arrive at the airport in Milan from Los Angeles. They want the wedding to be intimate with quiet but happy and fun dinners and lunches after they've said short but meaningful, hand-written vows in front of their loved ones. They want their guests to enjoy it as much as they do and they know that if the guest list reads like the Oscars invite list with lots of big Hollywood names there it will be intimidating for their families. They can do a party for movie industry friends in Los Angeles at a later date."
As for Clooney and Alamuddin's relationship, a source who recently saw the couple on a romantic date together in Lake Como says, "There's no way this is a fling, it's true love. George is like a different guy now. He seems so much happier and healthier and focused and he looks at least ten years younger now Amal's in his life. When she talks he sits back and listens with a huge proud smile on his face. It's like he can't believe his luck. And she clearly adores him. It seems to be a meeting of hearts and minds and with his power and position of influence and her brains they could take over the world together."
—Reporting by Jen Paul