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5 October Activities You’ll Only Find in Ocala

As the weather settles down and cools off, you’ll want to mark your calendar for some of the unique activities you’ll only find in Ocala this October. There’s a lot going on, but here’s a sampling of a few of the events that are truly unique to our area. And they’re all just a few minute’s drive from the Sweetwater Oaks Mobile Home Community:

Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show & Festival (October 27 to 29)

This three-day event is much more than a car and truck show. It’s a festival for friends and family in the lovely setting of Castro Farms. There are amazing classic cars, of course, but also competitions including motocross and BMX exhibitions, world-champion disc dogs, ‘chainsaw chix,’ drone racing and even a wine tasting from central Florida’s very own Island Grove Winery. There’s also free kids activities, live music, food and more. Check out their website for details. 

First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Ocala (September – May)

Historic downtown Ocala comes alive with art, music and food every First Friday from September to May. The monthly event includes 15 city blocks of the attractive downtown area, with artists of all kinds sharing their work. Come and enjoy dinner and music on the square and stroll through displays and booths featuring the best local talent. Get more info here. 

Go Spelunking in Ocala’s Wild Caves (October 7)

Florida’s unique geology includes a network of caves, many of which are the source of our wonderful freshwater springs. Opportunities for dry caving are relatively limited by comparison. But right here in Ocala, at the Brick City Adventure Park, there is a cave system open to guided exploration. The next caving experience is October 7 at 9 a.m. All caving gear is provided, and ages 8 to adult are welcome. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy footwear and gloves. Cost is $25 per person. Click for details.

Bluegrass Music at Silver River State Park (October 15)

Come get your fill of old-timey bluegrass music at Silver River State Park. The event includes local musicians as well as out of towners. You’re even welcome to bring your own instrument and join in the fun! Pickin’ in the Park is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of Silver Springs with a foot-tapping soundtrack to go with it. Click for details.

Hike the Landbridge on the Cross Florida Greenway (October 17)

An abandoned attempt to create a coast-to-coast canal across the state of Florida is now one of the area’s unique recreation areas, including mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. Enjoy a scenic section of this trail that crosses I-75 as a ‘land bridge’ in a guided interpretive nature walk on October 17. The walk takes up to 3 hours and the group will meet at the Brick City Adventure Park to travel together to the trailhead. The cost is $2 per person and transportation is available. Here’s more info. 

10 Reasons to Make Sweetwater Oaks Home!


Sweetwater Oaks isn’t just a mobile home park. It’s home! Our 55+ community is conveniently located in Ocala, Florida and offers a host of amenities that make it an attractive and affordable place to retire. (Check our mobile homes for sale page to see the latest listings.) In fact, here are 10 great reasons to make Sweetwater home:

  1. Gated Community. Sweetwater Oaks is a gated community, and we take our residents’ privacy seriously.
  2. Privately Owned. At Sweetwater, you’re treated like a welcomed guest rather than a number. And our lot rents are affordable.
  3. An Active Community.  Check out our Facebook page to see the latest events and activities that make our community a fun place to call home!
  4. Free On-Site RV and Boat Storage. Looking forward to all of the outdoor recreation activities in central Florida? You won’t have to pay extra for costly boat and RV storage. We include it at no charge, so you’re always ready to enjoy your next adventure!
  5. Community Pool. The inviting Florida sunshine and moderate climate is so inviting you’ll want to enjoy our beautiful community pool year round. Make your friends up north envy as you enjoy a winter swim!
  6. Community Center. A variety of clubs and activities bring friends together at Sweetwater Oaks. Our community center is home to many clubs, including a photography club, card clubs, computer clubs, yoga and fitness groups, trivia club, dining club and more. We also offer group excursions and outings on a regular basis.
  7. Newer Model Homes. Our mobile homes for sale are affordable, but you won’t have to skimp. We feature contemporary models that will make you happy to call Sweetwater home.
  8.  No Single Wides. Our community consists only of doublewide and triplewide mobile homes in an attractive setting  you’ll be proud to call home.
  9. Underground Utilities. Enjoy the attractive trees and beautiful Florida skies without unsightly overhead utilities. At Sweetwater, we take pride in the appearance of our community.
  10. Activities. As an active adult community, there’s always plenty to do at Sweetwater Oaks. Enjoy swimming, basketball or shuffleboard. Or join some friends for an excursion to nearby attractions and outdoor activities.

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Unforgettable Vignanello garden tour in Lazio

Our villa in Lazio is a great place to discover and enjoy the water life – beachfront, mountains and lots of fresh air. However, if you also want to some some magnificent places of gardens, you’ll love the garden tour near our Lazio’s villa.

A rewarding half-day trip from Bolsena, this labyrinth of immaculately clipped box hedges has resisted the vagaries of garden fashion to come down to us unchanged from the early 17th century. Sounds quite attractive for you, isn’t it?

Hidden in the 12 parterres are the initials of the garden’s founder, Ottavia Orsini, and her sons. The current owner is simpatica Princess Claudia Ruspoli, personally guides visitors around the garden which she has restored and put into her work a lot of passion. Tours, which also take in her castle home, Castello Ruspoli, take place on Sundays from April to the end of October.

Groups can visit by appointment at other times too.

Special discounts for Italian castles tour!

There is something special about Italian castles and you can see it with your own eyes! And if you stay in one of our villas, we have something very interesting to offer you – we have partnered up with several tour operators and are ready to provide you with some special discount offers.

One of the most exhellent tours is Castello di Torrechiara – Torrechiara it is a wonderful castle with an incredible view close to Parma and Piacenza. Lady HAWKE with Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Auger was shoot here and you will recognize a lot of spots if you know well the movie.

Another castle you can visit it Castello di Rivalta – The castle and the medieval village belong to the Zanardy Landi family, a branch of the Landi familily that owns the castle since the 13 th century.The castle is open for guided tours – you can visit the honour room , dining room, copper kitchen , wine cellar, prisons, bedrooms,tower realized by Pietro Antonio Solari.

One more beautiful castle is Rocchetta Mattei – a very interesting and mysterious castle. This castle was built in 10th century by Dr. Mattei, a very strange doctor: he was interested and expert in alternative medicine as well in occultism so the castle is full of symbols related to different religions and to Freemasonry.

All of these castles are close to you if you stay in our villa and book a tour with us.


Places of interest near summer villa Emilia

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Everything depends on your tastes – for example, if you are interested in Bologna food experience, you might be interested in visiting factory with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting: here you’ll follow your senses on a full-day culinary tour of Bologna’s famous food region!
If you are a lover of local factories and family-run producers, you have a chance to look behind-the-scenes look at the creation of products enjoyed around the world, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and wine.

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Celebrate Lucca Summer Festival with us

Despite great locations, we provide transfer and programs to all local events! This time, you should celebrate it with us. We’ll also send you the line-up so you can be sure you’ll definitely love it.

The festival will last for 3 months in Tuscan Town!

Three months of high-quality music are expecting for music fans! This year, the names that confirmed their participation made all music lovers go crazy, nevermind what music they love, from classical music to R&B to pop.

Here are some of the names from the line-up: Mary J. Blige, Ennio Morricone, Imagine Dragons, Ms Lauryn Hill, and, drum roll… The Rolling Stones! Visit the website to see on what dates your favorite artists are playing, and hurry up, rent our villa and be prepared to get your tickets!

Lazio or Campania: which location is best for your stay?

Dreaming about a beautiful vacation in one of the Italy’s destinations? Want to find a perfect villa for you? We allow you book a villa in any of these places and even more. And where to stay depends on your interests and budget. If you are not attached to any specific event and just want to find the best place to rest, swim and enjoy, people always find it hard to choose between Lazio and Campania where we have 2 villas – Bastilicata Grande and Casa Aurora.

Let’s now list the main things to consider when choosing a plugin? People are searching for meanings, let’s find yours. So, what about a villa in Lazio?

Lazio, which gets its name from “Latium,” has sandy beaches along the coast and hills and small mountains further inland. It’s home to famous lakes, like Bracciano and Albano; the lovely Castelli Romani hills; medieval towns and Renaissance gardens. So, if you are searching for some places of historical interest in one bunch with a great sea and mountains resort, Lazio is the best for you.

But what about Campania? If you’re looking for a taste of sun-soaked south, but don’t have time for more than a day or weekend trip from Rome or Florence. Or, you want this stay in villa just to be the next step in your trip.

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