The CHIANTI CASHMERE COMPANY really began way back in 1972, when Nora Kravis, the creator and founder, left Long Island for Italy and never looked back. With a Fine Arts degree in her pocket and a passion for all things four-legged, Nora studied Veterinary Medicine at the Università di Pisa and made a tumbled-down Tuscan farmhouse her home long before it was the place to be or the thing to do.