About me

Buongiorno and welcome to Sunnylake. Thank you very much for visiting my website.

My name is Carolina, founder and manager of Sunnylake, a small tour operator based in the Canton of Ticino.

I was born in the beautiful town of Locarno, Cantone Ticino, Switzerland.

After gaining my degree in Tourism, I have spent most of my time in the world of tourism.

I started my company after working for many years with leading travel agencies and tour operators, hotels and congress centres, and for tourist boards as a tour guide.

I love my work in tourism and I am happy to pass this passion on to you my customers.

As Product and Tour Manager, I personally organise and accompany all my tours, taking care of the smallest details, to give your holiday my personal touch.

Sunnylake specialises in organising tailor made trips for groups and individual clients, to Italy and other parts of Europe, including Switzerland.

My philosophy is to find hidden places, small villages, different cultures and local products, while at the same time respecting the environment and preserving the values of their heritage and the riches that they have to offer.

Some examples are to be found in the “Tailor-made Tours” section.
While in the “Tours/City Tours” you will find some beautiful guided tours in the Ticino. All trips are offered in either English, German, French or Italian.

I am looking forward to helping you design your perfect holiday. Every trip is a wonderful experience, whether long or short. Enjoy your visit and see you soon. Arrivederci a presto!



the beautiful Town of the Camelia

Enjoy a nice guided city walking tour which includes many of Locarno’s best sights: Piazza Grande, Castello Visconteo (outside), the picturesque Old Town and some of the city gardens with nice flowers. Piazza Grande is one of the largest and most famous squares in Switzerland.

Approx. 2 hours


the Pearl of Lago Maggiore

We will visit the historical part of Ascona, the Piazza, Castello Ghiriglioni and the Borgo.
A lovely tour where you can enjoy the “dolce vita” atmosphere.

Approx. 1 hour 30 min

Monte Verità

the Mount of Truth

100 years of history … & unique green tea plantation in Europe.

Approx 1 hour 30 min.

Isole di Brissago

The Botanical Garden

A lovely visit to a Botanical Garden with more than 1700 different plants from the whole world

Half-day excursion

Valle Verzasca

Nature, History and Gastronomy

We visit the Dam (James Bond – Goldeneye), Lavertezzo, Corippo and Sonogno. Lunch at a typical Grotto, enjoy Ticino specialities.
A lovely excursion with a beautiful panorama.

Full-day excursion

Ticino Waterfalls

an energy boost for mind and body

We visit some of the most amazing waterfalls.

Full-day excursion


the Capital of Canton Ticino

An interesting excursion to Bellinzona with a fascinating history. Bellinzona’s three castles are UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Castelgrande and Historical part of the town (on Saturday there is a nice market)

Isole Borromee & Stresa

the lake and its pearls

Discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a lovely boat trip to Stresa and Borromean islands.
During the excursion you can admire the Brissago Islands, the castle of Cannero and the beautiful villages along the coast of Lake Maggiore.
Visit Isola Pescatori, Isola Bella and Stresa.

Full-day excursion

For smaller or larger groups, we organise:

  • A day on the Lake Maggiore by boat; you decide the itinerary!
  • Would you like to enjoy your evening cruise with a welcome drink on board our ship? Celebrate your birthday or maybe your company’s party
  • Japanese tea ceremony
  • A visit to Wine cellars
  • A visit to a famous tobacco factory
  • Different activities for ‘Team Building’
  • A visit to a cheese factory or to a chocolate factory

and many other nice excursions

For more informations (day, price, availability) Pls contact us, we will be pleased to book the excursion for you.

4 Languages:
Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch

Tailor-made tours

Tours in Switzerland & other European countries

Some examples of our tailor-made trips, contact me to discuss the details.


1 country - 4 cultures

"Suntrail" package

From the palms to the Alps…
Enjoy many adventures in one trip! From high mountains with deep snow to beautiful lakeside beaches, palms and mediterranean climate… From Cheese Fondue to spaghetti alla Napoletana… Ciao… Grüezi… Salut…Allegra

"Glacier Trail" package

During this trip you will visit Switzerland’s beautiful glaciers.
A visit to Grindelwald, with its breathtaking panorama on Wetterhorn, Mettenberg
and the Eiger – the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe

"Learn & Visit" package

Italian Language course

This very interesting educational study is ideal for mature students and senior citizens who wish to combine a language course with a range of cultural activities and excursions.

The southern part of Switzerland is called “Ticino” and Italian is the official language.
Our guide and teacher would be very pleased to show you the beauties of Ticino, the jewel of Switzerland. Palms, lakes, beautiful landscapes, mild climate, Italian flair and a lot of sunshine! Don’t hesitate, join us! It’s an unforgettable experience.


"Food and beverage" tour

Gastronomy in Emilia Romagna, Italy

During this tour you will discover the culture, the tradition and the gastronomy of this beautiful area; during the tour you will visit the various food museums and enjoy activities like wine tasting, cookery lessons, dinners out, theatre trips . . .

Located in the areas of production of the countryside, the museums show the secrets and history of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Ham of Parma, Salame, Tomato, Balsamic Vinegar and the black truffle. During the visit of the different places of production, you will also appreciate a breathtaking countryside.

A lovely trip to Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, and….


We would be very pleased to welcome you again on our trips. All our holidays are tailor-made and offer the possibility to personalise your holiday!

Our guides and consultants have a solid experience in travel business and they all speak four languages; we can be your reliable tour operator for all tour arrangements in Switzerland, Italy, France and Great Britain, with attractive programmes and guaranteed quality.

Ask about our various packages.

Arrivederci a presto!


Carolina Peter
Tour & Product Manager