This post was written by Mackenzie Schmidt and originally appeared on People.com.
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and even baby Luna, have traveled the world for work and pleasure, but there’s one spot the family will always come back to and the reason will make you want to book a trip of your own.
“Its just a place we feel at home,” Chrissy, 31, tells PEOPLE of Italy’s picture-perfect Lake Como at Chase Sapphire’s Sunday Brunch in Venice, California. “It’s really nice to be able to walk into a hotel and have people know what you love and know your family. They know we got married there, they know Italy is so close to our heart.”
The sentimental connection goes back even further than the couple’s 2013 nuptials at the exclusive Villa Pizzo.
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Back to where it all began - Lake Como, Italy - first came here in 2007. A boat tour guide took us to a little spot on the lake and told us to make a wish. I asked for this to be the man I marry and have children with. I think John asked for the most perfect bite of cacio e pepe. Both came true, and here we are.
On a visit last summer with then-three-month-old Luna, Chrissy took to Instagram to share the story of her and Legend’s memorable first trip in 2007.
“Back to where it all began,” she wrote on Instagram. “A boat tour guide took us to a little spot on the lake and told us to make a wish,” she writes. “I asked for this to be the man I marry and have children with. I think John asked for the most perfect bite of cacio e pepe. Both came true and here we are.”
The couple also returned to the stunning, modern home where they shot the video for Legend’s 2013 single All of Me.
At the Chase event, the Lip Sync Battle host waxes poetic on just what it is that keeps her coming back to the northern Italy destination. “The way they talk . . . its like they’re singing Italian. Everything’s a song. John loves it, its so beautiful.”
And as a bonafide foodie and cookbook author, Chrissy can certainly appreciate the country’s many famous bites. “The food is incredible, of course, and they just knock it out of the park every single time,” she says, adding “Yeah, it’s just like it’s home.”
BONUS: See all of Chrissy's gorgeous photos from SI Swimsuit 2017!