Italian Hand Gestures: It’s a Dance

When people think of Italy, they focus on the food, the wine, and the wonderful historical monuments that are in every corner of the country. But if you look closer, you’ll notice some small details that are a big part of Italian culture. What, exactly? Watch to find out.

Perhaps you haven’t been keeping up with some of the articles I’m writing over at Suzuki Europe’s It’s the Small things that make a Difference site, but I’ve been busy and I’ve created this video which I think Ms. Adventures fans will love, too.

Do you “dance” with your hands?

Feel free to share or embed this video on your own site – you can get the code by clicking on the YouTube link and getting the Embed code.

PS: If you’re in Europe, you can make a simple video like I did, too, about the small things in your life and enter in Suzuki’s YouTube contest!

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  1. says

    In the 80’s I was required to give formal speeches with hands on the podium. The joke was, “talk about cuffing an Italian.” Unable to move my hands, my head would bob instead. Funny now, wasn’t so much then. Love this video – thank you!

  2. Vanessa says

    Awesome! I have often thought about teaching an ‘italian sign language for tourists’ course – figure it’d be more fun and easier to learn than words!

  3. Teresa Michel says

    What a lovely video . . . I always believed I was Irish and French, but I think some Italian blood must be there as well. I’ve been known to knock things over talking with my hands!

  4. says

    Great video! We are always looking for interesting stuff and would love to feature this on our website. Please get in touch and let us know whether we may!

    Thanks again

    • Ms. Adventures in Italy says

      Hi Rebecca, you are welcome to embed it on your site – I turned on the Embed feature on YouTube just for that purpose :)

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