Maine Coon kingdom is situated in a marvelous locale
-- at the foot of the Alps, with a close view of Monte
Rosa, the full range of mountains up to the Cote d'Azur
and three lakes. Our property is in the city of Varese,
close to the Swiss border, halfway between Milano and
Lugano. Our family is quite international: Franco is
Italian with both Austrian and French ancestry. Sumiyo
is from Tokyo and Mio and Benjamin were born in France,
in Nice and Paris respectively.
day in 1993, Mio was fascinated by some Maine Coons
which she saw at a cat show and asked her parents if
she could have one of those giant American cats as a
present for her 12th birthday. As we are already amateur
Collie dog breeder, we decided to wait until Mio's following
birthday in order to get the best cat possible! In September
of 1994, Realcoon BEST TIME of Wistariantale, a silver
Maine Coon male entered our home and he definitely changed
Mio and our family's life!
that time, TIME was really "avant garde" and
"cutting edge" in Italy with his extreme type
and phenomenal attributes! At cat shows, he was a killer-boy!
He did extremely well and became one of the highest winning
cats in Italy and Mio's room quickly filled with trophies,
cups and rosettes. With TIME as inspiration, we became
passionate and successful Maine Coon breeders and went
searching first in the
United States then in Japan, and lastly in Europe for
founders of our little feline world.