L'Italia s'è gesta. How to speak Italian without a word is the first book by Luca Vullo published by ULTRA editions inside the book series "Veni vidi risi" curated by Stefano Sarcinelli.


The author, who became an ambassador of Italian gestures all over the world with his cross-media project "The voice of the body", tells how Italians are super heroes of gestures and demonstrates how important is the non-verbal communication for all human beings.

A daring adventure of a provincial boy who at a time of personal and global economic crisis decides to emigrate to London starting from Sicily with a dream in his hands: to teach the world the italian gestures!

The strength of his idea mixed with a great determination pushed Luca to lead Italian Gestures workshops and seminars in prestigious international universities, TV consultancies, lectures in scientific fields and to stage his first theatrical show together with his mother Angela Gabriele.

A fascinating journey between different cultures which shows us how, a potential negative stereotype of which to be ashamed, has become instead the keystone of his life. A funny book full of anecdotes that observes Italian culture and that of other countries from a particular perspective, makes us reflect on how fundamental it is to confront and open up to the rest of the world to learn more about ourselves and our roots.

The beautiful illustrations are by Paola Selene Fiorino

The cover photo is by Ettore Maria Garozzo