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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 6 June 2019

    Excellent guide who really was a gladiator! Fantastic with the kids. The kids said it was the best part of their trip to Rome

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank MrsGFR
    Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

    My husband, 8-year-old daughter, and I attended Gladiator School during our recent trip to Rome. Our daughter was super psyched to do it and really enjoyed it. We were the only ones there for our time slot, so it was basically a private lesson. Our...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank linda528
    Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely loved it! Our teacher was called “tiny” and he was very knowledgeable and funny, his English was excellent. We had a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Evarley
    Reviewed 3 March 2019

    Definitely for kids. Our 7 year old twin boys loved it. They tried on helmets, held swords, and in their minds, became gladiators. They had fun training and fighting with wooden swords in the arena. Only three stars because we were rudely interrupted by an...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank mjl178
    Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

    My 11yo son and 10yo daughter and I spent a fantastic afternoon with Titus, our very engaging and knowledgeable gladiator. Both kids enjoyed learning about the gladiators in the museum. It was just the right amount of information and Titus presented this in a way...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
    Susan C
    10 July 2019|
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