George and Amal Clooney are living the summer of our dreams in Italy – wining and dining with friends and family

By Alexandra Hurtado
Updated December 08, 2020 10:46 AM
Credit: Luca Bruno/AP

George and Amal Clooney are living la dolce vita this summer.

The couple, who are nearing their one-year wedding anniversary, have been spending a great deal of time at their Lake Como villa. A family friend tells PEOPLE that the couple’s lives are “definitely quieter” this year, but you wouldn’t be able to tell given the couple’s exciting summer activities.

From motorcycling to indulging in Italian dishes, George, 54, and Amal, 37, know how to do holiday properly – so we’re breaking down how to summer like a Clooney:

1. Play host to your equally fabulous friends and family
George and Amal have been welcoming a slew of celebrity pals and relatives to their Italian villa. Their visitors include Amal’s father Ramzi and sister Tala Alamuddin, in addition to celebrity friends like Julia Roberts and Edward Norton, along with their respective families. A family friend tells PEOPLE that their summer in Lake Como is “more family-oriented” these days.

2. Enjoy fine dining and, of course, drink wine
During their sumptuous holiday, the newlyweds have been indulging in Italian cuisine and (obviously) wine. A source tells PEOPLE that Amal “likes to try different dishes, both pasta and main courses.” George, being the wonderful husband he is, even shares “a forkful of whatever he has ordered for her to taste.” Naturally, no Italian meal is complete without vino, and according to a source the Clooneys know their wine – the Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Saten Millesimato being one of their favorites. “They choose their wines carefully in line with their orders and consult each other on them.”

3. Work out … well, sometimes
While the Clooneys do savor Italian dishes, they also “lead a very healthy lifestyle,” a source tells PEOPLE. On site, the couple have a fully equipped gym and “make an effort to use it on an almost daily basis.” George has been spotted this summer making his way to his gym – though Amal hasn’t been seen in her gym gear – and working out with pal Edward Norton. And if having a gym on the property isn’t enough, the 54-year-old actor also has a patio with a basketball post, where he sometimes shoots hoops.

4. Go on adventures
Being Mrs. Clooney is an adventure in itself, but Amal is happy to join her husband for a zippy joyride: The actor took his wife for a spin on his motorbike around Laglio, Lake Como, earlier this summer. The human-rights attorney let her husband take the reins on this outing, as she sat behind George cruising down Italian roadways.

5. Party like you’re in Ibiza!
The power duo recently jetted off to the sunny island of Ibiza to celebrate the launch of Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila. While on the Spanish island, the two were spotted “doing shots together and dancing” alongside pals Randy Gerber and Cindy Crawford. Now that’s a summer night done right!

For more on George and Amal’s luxe life, check out the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now