Berlusconi buys villa near Clooney’s house

March 23rd, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS  

Milan, March 23 (IANS/AKI) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has bought a mansion near a lake that is lined with houses, including one belonging to American actor George Clooney.

After a five-year effort to acquire a villa on Lake Como, Berlusconi bought the mansion from his friend senator Marcello Dell’Utri, said a report in the Il Giornale newspaper.

The daily did not disclose the price but said the property has about 30 rooms, a tennis court and a boat dock.

Lake Como is situated near the border with Switzerland.

Dell’Utri and Berlusconi have been close friends for more than 50 years.

Billionaire Berlusconi has numerous properties including homes near Milan, Sardinia and Antigua.

–IANS/AKI
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