Among the scores of companies offering guided tours of Milan and Lombardy, here are a few of the best. Zani Viaggi (; tel. 02/867-131) leads specialist tours to the revered turf of San Siro Stadium and the shopping outlets of northern Lombardy, while Local Milan Tours (; U.S. tel. 866/663-7017) can organize trips around La Scala and day trips as far afield as Venice. Opera d’Arte (; tel. 02/4548-7400) offers guided tours of exhibitions, museums, and historic sites, including a special tour of the Castello Sforzesco with access to the battlements and underground areas of the castle that typically are not open to the public.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.