George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Wedding Prompts City Closures In Venice

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Amal Alamuddin George Clooney Wedding Venice Walkways

By Michael Lewittes

Amal Alamuddin George Clooney Wedding Venice Walkways

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George Clooney’s upcoming wedding to Amal Alamuddin has prompted Venice officials to close certain areas of the city as a safety precaution.

City officials have ordered the closure of the walkway facing Venice’s Grand Canal on Monday to keep crowds from gathering near the nuptials. The city order cites “the George Clooney wedding” as the reason for the 2-hour closure of the walkways, which offer access to the 16th-century Cavalli Palace.

Clooney announced during a charity event in Florence earlier this month that he would be marrying Alamuddin in Venice, although he never revealed the official date.

A city official told the Associated Press that “police requested the closure to prevent crowds from gathering and creating a safety risk.” The official also noted that similar closures have previously taken place for both public and private events, and that only city offices would be affected. What do you think of Clooney’s wedding shutting down parts of Venice?

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