It was the year 1938 when, in the cartoon "Steamboot Willie" appeared for the first time the character of Mickey Mouse.
In the year of the 90th anniversary of its first appearance, the Engel & Völkers Lake Maggiore Team also celebrates this happy anniversary with the acquisition of Meina's Villa Mondadori; perhaps not everyone knows that right here Walt Disney himself signed the largest international agreement signed by an Italian publishing company. From that moment on, the name Mondadori will be associated with the famous Walt Disney creations for children.
A beautiful old black and white photo portrays together in the villa of Meina Arnoldo Mondadori and Walt Disney.
In addition to the creator of the most famous mouse of all time, guests of the villa were other distinguished men of culture including Thomas Mann, Ernest Hemingway, Eugenio Montale and Giuseppe Ungaretti, whose signatures remain on the fireplace as evidence of their passage from the Villa of Meina.
For more information on the history of the house you can also visit the official website: www.casamondadori.it