George and Amal Clooney have jetted off to Italy to celebrate their twins' fourth birthday.

Amal and George Clooney

Amal and George Clooney

The 60-year-old actor whizzed his wife and their children, Ella and Alexander, to Lake Como over the weekend ahead of his little ones’ fourth birthday on Sunday (06.06.21).

A source told E! News the family "haven't been there in two years" but they'll be spending the summer at their family home, Villa Oleandra.

They added: "They brought along their giant St. Bernard puppy, Rosie. They will be spending as much of the summer as they can in Lake Como."

Meanwhile, the 'Midnight Sky' star – who wed the human rights lawyer in 2014 – recently said he didn’t realise there was something missing in his life until he met his spouse.

He said: “There are some people, their goal was: ‘I have to have children.’ Mine wasn’t. I wasn’t looking at life, going: ‘My life will be unfulfilled without children. I felt like I had a pretty full life. “Then I met Amal and realized that my life had been pretty empty. And then when you throw these two kids in there, then suddenly you realize how incredibly empty it was.”

George admitted fatherhood has also made his life less empty, and explained having children has given him “everything” that Hollywood could not.

He added: “[I have] a sense of belonging and a sense of home and unconditional love – all the things that you were hoping you could get from a really good career and a dog. You realise that this is a lot more than that.”

And the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ actor has since been teaching his young children to play pranks on their unsuspecting mother.

He said: “My whole job really is to teach them terrible things. And I really do enjoy teaching my children to do things that shock their mother. “And it’s fun because, you know, Amal, she’ll be talking to a judge on a trial in the Sudan or a trial in Myanmar … she’s having very serious conversations and then my son’ll come in with a nappy on his head. This is a stroke of genius, you know.”

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