The couple is to marry this weekend in a celebrity-studded wedding extravaganza in Venice.
George Clooney, 53, and his British fiancée Amal Alamuddin, 36, arrived in Venice on Friday for their weekend wedding extravaganza, accompanied by loved ones and trailed by a clutch of photographers who recorded their passage along the picturesque Grand Canal.
The couple waved to fans as they were whisked past St Mark’s Square and the 700-year-old Doge’s Palace in a water-taxi, aptly named “Amore” or Love.
Accompanying them on the launch were the groom’s parents and Cindy Crawford, the former supermodel, and her husband Rande Gerber.
The water-taxi took them to the Hotel Cipriani, which is expected to host a dinner for the couple’s friends and families tonight, before a grander wedding reception at the Hotel Aman, right on the Grand Canal, on Saturday.
A civil ceremony is expected to take place in the Palazzo Cavalli, near the famous Rialto Bridge, on Monday.