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Gino D’Acampo continues his insider’s guide to Italy in Lombardia this week, home to its most stunning beauty spot, Lake Como.

‘Since George Clooney bought a home here, it’s become very popular,’ says Yasemin Rosenmaier, estate agent to the stars.

Hopping on Clooney’s boat, they visits a neoclassic villa – which is on the market at a cool £14million – where the chef is inspired to make bellinis and a delicious-looking antipasto of olive-stuffed cheese balls rolled in peanuts.

Next, Gino goes fishing with the locals and pan-fries his catch of the day in a polenta crumb, served on a tomato salad with garlic and basil dressing. Salute!