Their story also ignited another of Chiappetta’s loves: Working in travel. She had started in the industry in the mid-80s, before switching gears to focus on finance. Once the pair met, however, she began working in travel again, this time for British Airways—and has continued in the industry ever since.
“Working for an international airline was my ‘ticket’ to travel the globe and, more importantly, follow my heart to Giovanni,” says Chiappetta, who now serves as the office manager for F1S Canada.
The two were married in 2009, having weddings both in Canada and in Treviso, Italy. And travel, of course, has always been a key part of their love story. “If there was no trip to London, who knows if there ever would have been a trip to Venice,” she says. “Air travel made it possible for our hearts to unite.”
Connecting with your partner—especially these days—is so important, and there are lots of great destinations and properties around the world to do just that. Here are a few we love, that offer something for new and established couples alike:
- Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy, for the 1,000-foot-high breathtaking views of the water and the beautifully-appointed rooms, some of which offer private terraces
- Cheval Blanc Randheli, in the Maldives, for villas that will leave you feeling like you’re miles away from everything and specific activities designed just for couples
- Amangiri, in Canyon Point, UT, for the 25,000-square-foot spa, the romantic private dining options (like in the desert at sunset), and stunning rustic surroundings