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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

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Highlights
  • 2-hour Roman gladiator training
  • Learn gladiator fighting techniques from members of the Historic Group of Rome
  • Wear and use traditional clothing and weapons
  • Includes entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum
  • Choice of lesson times throughout the day
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Overview
Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. During a hands-on lesson with instructors from the Historic Group of Rome, learn how to fight with authentic weapons of the time while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic and belt. Located on the Appian Way, not far from the Colosseum, this class is a unique and interactive way to learn about ancient Roman history, sports, and culture. Select a lesson time when booking.
What to Expect
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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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 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really fun, engaging way for our two boys to get a "hands-on" understanding of gladiators. The instructor was fun, interesting and kept the children moving. Our twin, nine-year-old, boys needed a break from "visiting" places and this was a terrific way to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Amy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have been happier with our experience at Gladiator School during our family trip to Rome! I signed my brother (51), nephew (13), and sons (22 and 20) up for a training session and three of us also went along to watch. When...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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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