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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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    Departure Point
    Via Appia Antica, 18, 00179 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 2 hour class to become a Roman Gladiator in a Day
    • Lessons are instructed by members of the Historic Group of Rome
    • Drink
    • Gladiator clothing and weapons hire for the duration of your lesson!
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and beverages, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 22 July 2019

    A very nice idea and our 7yo and 14yo thought it was a decent-enough diversion from the more information-dominated museum tours. The training was more like calisthenics with fake swords. Our sons enjoyed the sparring although it gave them license for a sibling fight that...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    The facilitators were really great. They managed to make this a fun activity for both the younger kids and the teens alike. We had a great time and recommend it as a unique thing to do to compliment all the sight seeing.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Katherine T
    Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

    Highlight of our Rome trip after a visit to the Colessuem and a great change from walking the city with kids. Very informative and fun with the instructor who was great with the kids and enthusiastic in his role of gladiator trainer! 2 hours flew...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank RosemaryI33
    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    Luca made our day! He was informative yet fun. We learned how to be Gladiators with a nice workout but also learned so much about the upbringing of the military unit. I know I was so amazes & challenged. My fiancé also had a great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Pmc31017
    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    This is ok if your kids are younger but that was not the case for us. The people are nice but our kids were left out and did not do the majority of the activities. There were told to sit and wait while all the...More

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    18 September 2019|
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    Response from Evarley | Reviewed this property |
    We booked in advance , I think you do have to as well to ensure there is a instructor available.
    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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