If you enjoy museums, Italy is your place, and the Lombardy region is no exception. There are literally hundreds of museums to choose from. It’s really a matter of preference and geographic proximity – what kind of museum do you want to visit? Are you near a museum without having to go out of your way? These questions will help you narrow down the choices.

Here’s a sampling of some museums in the Lombardy region. For more information about Lombardy museums, visit the Museums in Lombardy website.

Many people believe a visit to the Leonardo da Vinci museum is an absolute necessity. It’s located in Milan on Via San Vittore. This museum celebrates the marvel that was da Vinci’s mind and it’s sure to make you marvel at your own as you participate in the many interactive exhibits here.

If you are visiting the Lakes Region of Lombardy, head for the Rivarossi Museum of Train Models, which features about 5,000 models from the first toy models made to present day trains, all manufactured by the Rivarossi company. Hours are not fixed, so call before going – 031/541541.