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Gino's Hidden Italy

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

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!