About the Gestures of Sicily App

Sources and further information

Articles from our blog: Introduction to Sicilian Gestures (su-pa.net), Gestures in Sicily / La Gestualità dei Siciliani (su-pa.net) and Sicilian Language.

Prof. Dr. Fabio Oliveri: «La Gestualità dei Siciliani», illustrata da Jasmin Carnabucci. Illustrierte Gebärdensprache der Sizilianer. First edition, Sicilian Tourist Service, Palermo, 1990 (out of print). Some books of the last/diverse edition (2002) by Krea can still be found as second hand books on different book reseller websites.
Fabio Oliveri († 2014, age 77) was our friend, he lived in Palermo (Italy). He was a lecturer of philosophy and history at Galilei High School in Palermo (liceoggalileipalermo.edu.it) and a profound connoisseur of the Semitic peoples of Sicily and of ancient languages. He owned a small house in the wilderness near Prizzi, which also plays a central role in two of his publications («Il Casale giudaico Pietra-Ciaramitaro nel comune di Prizzi», «Contrade e insediamenti nel Comune di Prizzi»). His lively tours in museums or on hikes were profound, yet with humor and remain unforgettable. He was a fine person.

Giuseppe G. Pitrè (Italian, English): Usi e costumi, credenze e pregiudizi del popolo siciliano, in four volumes, Palermo, L. Pedone-Lauriel, 1889, (Vol. II, p. 340-377 "I gesti").

Vincenzo Requeno: L'arte di gestire con le mani (sellerio.it), Sellerio editore Palermo, 1982 (out of print).

Eliane Suter, su-pa.net: Creator of the photos for the animations and project leader.

Privacy Policy

«Sicilian Gestures App»

suter & partner (hereinafter su-pa) and its participants built the «Sicilian Gestures app» as a Free App that contains no Ads. This Service is provided by su-pa at no cost and is intended for use as is. This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

Information Collection and Use

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.


We do not use cookies, neither on this website, nor in the Sicilian Gestures app (Android store app), nor in the Sicilian Gestures Web App which is a PWA.

Log Data

Whenever you visit this website or by sharing a Gesture the Server collects some data in Log Files (IP number, date, time, browser, and some other technical information). This usage data could be utilised for statistical analysis.

Third party services

The Web App (PWA) does not use any third party services. If you install the Gesture App via Google Play Store, Google may collect information used to identify you: Google Play Services Privacy & Terms. The embedded video on this website: Vimeo Terms of Service Agreement

App Permissions

The Sicilian Gestures App provides you the possibility to share Gestures as animated GIFs. Solely for this functionality the Gestures App, the app you are using for sharing, respectively, needs storage & network access.

Terms of Use

The App and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by suter & partner, su-pa.net and are protected by international copyright, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Sharing Gestures

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Sicilian Gestures' animated images made by suter & partner are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
You are free to share the animated Gestures images as you like as they are. For further rights of use please us.


The Gestures in the App and its components are offered for informational purposes only; this App shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the App, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.

Performing Gestures in the field is at your own risk! Depending on context and local circumstances, they may appear ambiguous or offensive.

Changes to this Privacy Policy or Terms of Use

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