These somewhat disgruntled-looking dwarfs were originally placed throughout the gardens in the fashion of the time. The villa is tied to the legend of the dwarf princess. The story goes that there was a dwarf princess and that her father surrounded her with dwarfs so she wouldn't realize how ugly she was. One day, when a handsome prince arrived, she realized her deformity and jumped off the wall. In their grief all the dwarfs turned to stone.
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