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Mother’s Day in Italy: what to do and how to celebrate it

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Mother’s Day in Italy: what to do and how to celebrate it

Mother’s Day in Italy this year is May 12th. Until 2000 in Italy, Mother’s Day was May 8th. It was then decided to move it to allow all mothers to take advantage of the holiday to have more time to spend with their children.

Mother’s Day is the right occasion to enjoy time together, perhaps doing something new and original. Not the usual little gift, therefore, Milan is the right city to find the best ideas for Mother’s Day. Here are our tips and some more ideas to make this occasion unforgettable.

Original ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day in Milan

The events for Mother’s Day in Italy are varied and numerous, here are the ones that impressed us the most in Milan.

  1. A visit to the museum
    A visit to the museum mother's day idea
    for those who love Pop art, a must at Mudec for the exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein. Multiple Visions. ”And at the“ Milano Pop ”exhibition dedicated to the sixties Italian pop art, at Palazzo Lombardia exhibition space, until May 29th. For mothers who appreciate the classics, Antonello da Messina exhibition at Palazzo Reale is unmissable, until June 2nd. And for those who love photography, we recommend “Surrogates. An ideal love “at the Prada Osservatorio, until 22 July.


  1. A day of well-being:
    A day of well-being on mother's day
    to treat yourself to a day of relaxation and pampering in the city, you can choose between the QC Terme Milano in Porta Romana or the Hammam della Rosa to immerse yourself in the ritual of the Turkish bath.


  1. A cooking class together:
    A cooking class together on mother's day
    why not take advantage of your stay in Milan to learn a new recipe or more elaborate cooking techniques? In one of the many cooking schools in Milan, you can experiment in the bakery workshops, Italian regional kitchens and world cuisine.



  1. Learning Italian together:
    Learning Italian with your mother
    you are already learning Italian, why not involve your mother too? After all, Italy is the country of “mamma mia” where the family is sacred, what better occasion to learn to say “ti voglio bene” to your mom? You can join a course together or sign her up for a senior class.


  1. Milan from the top:
    Milan from the top mother's day idea
    for the more adventurous, give a balloon flight over Milan, surely one of the most original ideas for Mother’s Day in Italy.  You can enjoy a magical and silent flight experience and a 360 ° panorama, followed by refreshments with doc wine, cheese and local salami.


  1. Long-distance mother’s day ideas:
    Long distance mother’s day ideas
    and if unfortunately, it is not possible to be together in the same city, you can surprise your mother with an original gift like a bracelet with the coordinates of the place where you are, watch Netflix together and chat while doing it, call each other and start the movie at the same time. Send her a souvenir from Milan, or simply send her a bunch of flowers with Interflora.


Happy mother’s day in Italy!