The Hollywood couple relocated to the Italian city with their six children - kids Maddox, nine, Pax, seven, Zahara, five, Shiloh, four and twins Knox and Vivienne, two - while the actress shot 'The Tourist' and the whole family loved the experience.
She said: "We went to the museums and got our Sunday breakfasts at this great place we found. We all used to sneak out and go through the cobblestone streets or get on the boats and go to the park.
"There's great places to play football and amazing restaurants in the middle of the night for mom and dad to sneak out in our big plastic boots and wade through the water."
She explained in an interview with the Daily Record newspaper: "I think what surprised me was that he was as wonderful as I wished he would be. You just never know when you meet somebody and when I met him, he was even cooler and even more interesting.
"He's a Renaissance Man, he can paint, he can do music, he's one of those wonderful artists."