Get the Sicilian Gestures app with more than 80 gestures

Gestualità dei Siciliani
Sicilian Gestures
Sizilianische Gesten
Sicilya jestleri
Gestos Sicilianos

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Gestures of Sicily

Secrets of body language!

Check out the original communication skills of the Sicilians.

Watch the video to check the app!
Watch also our How To Video.
Watch the video to check the app!
Watch also our How To Video.

More than 80 gestures

Listen to a native Sicilian speaker, enjoy the fun animated gestures photographed beautifully!

Multiple languages

Get to know the meaning of gestures in six different languages - Italiano, Deutsch, 中文, English, Türkçe and Español!

Learn & explore

Get initiated into the non-verbal world of a communication culture having evolved through centuries and even a secret language of the Mafia.

Share the gestures

 Send your favourite gestures as an animated GIF via social media or whatever you like to your friends!

For free & no ads

The app was created and realized collaboratively with great engagement and is ad free. You can donate if you like it and want to join in.


The project has been made in remembrance of our friend Prof. Dr. Fabio Oliveri († 2014, age 77) from Palermo (Italy), expert of Sicilian culture, history & ancient languages. Sources and more information.

Poster & postcard

We have even created posters and postcards. You can download the Sicilian Gestures App poster here (A2 format). If you like to get a professional printout, we will be happy to send you one (A2 format, CHF 20.-), contact us.

Download the
Sicilian Gestures app!

The Sicilian Gestures app is available as a Google Play Store app (android) and even as a Web App for iPhone & android. It is for free and contains no ads!

go to the Sicilian Gesture app in Google Play Store
Store App for Android

Note about the Web App

It is best to install the Web App.
We created short videos how to install or uninstall a Web App (

It is a Progressive Web App (PWA), which means that once installed, you can use the Sicilan Gestures app like any other app on your phone (offline, full screen, etc.) without needing an App Store!

The story behind Sicilian Gestures

In Sicily gestures have been used as an additional language for a long time. Sicilians are able to communicate without words! They talk with hand signs, sometimes in combination with other parts of their body. App sources and further information, check out also our blog ( for more interesting details:  Introduction to Sicilian GesturesGestures in Sicily / La Gestualità dei Siciliani


We are proud to present you our Sicilian Gestures' app!

Eliane Suter, Uster, project leader, concept, photographer

Eliane Suter

Head, Concept, Design, Photographer

Geographer, safety engineer, former Sicilian tour guide, founder of ubub &

Barbara Jäckli, Zurich, English translation

Barbara Jäckli


Biologist, bilingual teacher, native English speaker and translator

Dominik Fehr, Zurich, app development, concept, design

Dominik Fehr

Development, Design, Concept, Model

Web webster, co-founder of

Eveline Imamoglu, Uster, composer

Eveline Imamoglu

Music Composition, Musician

Full stack artist, performer, musician from Uster, Switzerland

Vito Petruzzello, Uster, Sicilian native speaker

Vito Petruzzello

Sicilian Speaker

Construction worker and Sicilian farmer, lives in Switzerland & Sicily, IT

Lia Diliberto, Palermo, Italian culture specialist, translation, app testing

Lia Diliberto

Sicilian, Italian, Testing, Quality Improvement

Expert of traditional dishes and local Sicilian products, lives in Palermo, IT

Dr. Rudy Huang, Taipei, Chinese translation

Rudy Huang


Founder of HuViLAB, Sc.D., Assitant Professor at Tapei Tech in Taiwan

Giuliana Hitz, Wetzikon, Italian culture

Giuliana Hitz


Italian language and culture teacher

Ilkay Nargaz Gulek, İzmir, Turkish translation

Ilkay Nargaz Gulek


Turkish culture teacher and English language teacher, lives in İzmir, TR

Margarita Meyer, Zurich, Santo Domingo, Spanish translation

Margarita Meyer


Spanish teacher and co-founder of Proeducado, from Santo Domingo
App-Store Text by Karin Gutzwiller-Schreier, founder of Animazul


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