Cruise's Mussolini wedding
13:30 30 October 2006
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are reportedly set to marry at the World War II hideout of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
The couple's nuptials will take place on the weekend of Friday November 17 at Italy's lavish Villa Feltrinelli hotel overlooking Lake Garda.
Katie, 27, is believed to have chosen the location after falling in love with it during a trip with close friend Victoria Beckham - wife of soccer star David.
The 19th Century building was used by 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 a wedding because it's hidden by dense greenery. Katie was made aware that Mussolini used it as a war-time base, but she seemed more interested in the fact that Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly had stayed there."
Among those expected to attend, include Tom's fellow Scientologist John Travolta, George Clooney and Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie.
It was initially reported Tom and Katie planned to tie the knot at George Clooney's Lake Como villa.
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