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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

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    Your gladiator lesson takes place at the Gladiator School of Rome, located near the Colosseum on the historic Appian Way. Specializing in the reenactment of ancient Roman life and gladiator fighting, your instructors are members of the Historic Group of Rome and will begin your class by providing you with your costume — a traditional belt, tunic, leather gloves, and a training sword known as a rudis.
    Learn the basic skills of gladiator sword fighting before summoning your imagination and channeling your inner ancient Roman as you fight off ferocious lions and battle other sword-wielding gladiators. If you wish, you can participate in an optional gladiator tournament, complete with a prize for the victor. Either way, all participants receive a certificate of accomplishment at the end of your lesson.
    Friends and family are allowed to watch your class from the viewing platform. Admission to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum is also included so you can check out gladiator weapons and other artifacts.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We attending the gladiator school after a visit of the coliseum. It was great for children, and definitely complemented well the trip to the Coliseum. The school is located next to Via Apia and there are pleasant walks to do nearby. i would not necessarily...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Caroline S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Really good teacher! Lots of fun, new knowledge and activity. For their evening-session they even drove us back to our hotel! My son loved trying different equipment used by the Romans and learning more about the gladiators, Roman Army and the everyday life at that...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Anette S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I can't say enough good things about this experience. We took a group of four girls and boys (ages 9 through 12) to Gladiator School, and we all absolutely loved it. We started in the small one-room "museum" of artifacts. Our gladiator trainer, Marco, gave...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TravelingMom454
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Can't say enough nice things about the school and instructor. My 3 grandsons, 9, 8 and 5 just loved every minute. Nice discussion about using your mind and not just your weapons. It was a highlight of their trip and made our visit to the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Coastal368327
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This place is awesome. It'd hidden away at the end of the road it is on, but once there, the experience was absolutely enjoyable. If you are a history fanatic like me, the trainer gives great information about roman soldiers and gladiators, talks about their...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chris H
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    8 August 2019|
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    Response from lisafL3593YX | Reviewed this property |
    It does not. We paid for a taxi. They did have someone willing to drive us back to our hotel for 15E at the end of our activity but I’m not sure that is always available. They can call a cab for you if you need it
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    10 July 2019|
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    Response from MichaelHC954 |
    No. We only purchased a ticket for my son and I was asked to volunteer to help out the instructor along with a few other parents. At one point, my wife was in the arena participating as well. We had a great time and highly... More
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