George Clooney visits Elisabetta’s parents

Washington: George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis flew to Sardinia this week to meet her parents Cesare a radiologist, and wife Bruna, a homemaker.

On the first day of their visit, one of Elisabetta`s uncles organized a family luncheon at his house in the couple’s honour, after which came a quick car tour of local scenic sites.

In evening, Clooney, Canalis and her parents went for a quiet dinner in a local haunt known for Sardinian specialties, La rosa dei venti.

Before his visit ended on the second day, Clooney patiently signed autographs and posed for photos with neighbours of the Canalises``. One of them even handed Clooney a baby for a picture.

"He looked rather awkward with the 7-month infant in his arms, but he posed politely and carefully handed the baby back," People Magazine quoted one neighbour as telling a local journalist.

"One of the older women there shouted, ``Ora tocca a te!`` [``It’s your turn now!``]. Clooney obviously didn’t understand, but everyone turned to look at Elisabetta. She simply smiled,” he added.