Italy. Lombardy region. Campione d'Italia. Two garden gnomes, a tree and purple flowers. A gnome is a mythical creature characterized by its extremely small size and subterranean free lifestyle. The garden gnomes are representating a dog with a golden crown and Santa Claus (Father Christmas) with blue eyes. Garden gnomes are a popular accessory in many gardens. Campione d'Italia is occupying an enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino. 1.03.2008 © 2008 Didier Ruef ..