A modern day Thoreau brings sausages and wine into the forest, and establishes a different kind of eatery.

As you venture deep into the woods, passing by tree nymphs and magic fairies, you will find a mystical dreamland filled with…okay, maybe not. However, you will find a restaurant surround by carnival rides that have been built completely by hand.

For the last forty years, Ai Pioppi restaurant owner Bruno has been building a woodland wonderland in an Italian forest. In efforts to attract more people to his family restaurant, Bruno constructed multi-story slides, seesaws, gyroscopes, tilt-a-whirls, and large-scale kinetic roller-coasters for discerning diners.

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