Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to wed at World War II hideout

(The Bosh)
Updated: 2006-10-31 09:54

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are reportedly set to marry at the World War II hideout of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

The date for the couple's nuptials has been confirmed as the weekend of Friday November 17 to Sunday November 19 and it was initially reported that the pair were going to tie the knot at George Clooney's Italian villa at Lake Como.

It has now been claimed that Tom and Katie are actually going to wed at Italy's lavish Villa Feltrinelli hotel which overlooks Lake Garda.

Katie, 27, is believed to have chosen the location after falling in love with it during a trip to the area with close friend Victoria Beckham - the wife of soccer superstar David.

The 19th Century building was used by fascist dictator Mussolini to hide from the Allied forces during the war, but the hotel's coloured history didn't put off the 'Batman Begins' actress.

A source told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "Katie recently visited the hotel with Victoria and fell in love with it instantly. It's an ideal place for Tom and her to tie the knot because it's hidden away by dense greenery on the landward side, while the view on the opposite side which overlooks the lake is stunning. Katie was made aware that Mussolini used it as a war-time base, but she seemed more interested in the fact that the likes of Grace Kelly had stayed there."

The hotel boasts 21 luxury bedrooms which are expected to be used by the wedding's star-studded guest list.

Among those expected to attend, include Tom's fellow Scientologist John Travolta, George Clooney and Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie.


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