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Roman Gladiator School

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Roman Gladiator School

Has anyone been to or heard about the Roman Gladiator School located near the Appian Way which runs a 2 hour education and training program on gladiators? If so, what do you know about it and how much fun would be for a teenage boy?

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1. Re: Roman Gladiator School

I'm really interested in this too as my whole family (17 of us!)is staying on the outskirts of Rome for two weeks and I thought that this would be good for my nephews birthday - he will be 9 and the other children going with him will be 7 and 13.

But i have heard mixed reports and also thought that it may be too dificult to find and also too hot in August.

so any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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2. Re: Roman Gladiator School

Viator.com offers a gladiator tour and it has a lot of reviews that you can read.


There is also this wonderful article that may help.


I think it really depends on the boy as to whether or not he will enjoy it. At one point our son would have loved it but now that he is a little older I think he would not be so enthusiastic about it.


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Put "Roman Gladiator School" in the search box. There have been lots of threads about it. many feel it is too far from the center and you must use a taxi to reach it. Others say the lesson ,which is 2 hours ,cost over $100. Others were disappointed with the instruction..others loved it. Read all the reviews and then you can make up your mind.

It all depends on the age of the children...probably in their teens they will think it dorky.

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4. Re: Roman Gladiator School

I don't know if it is true or still in effect but I had heard that the school used to offer discounts to anyone who brought or used their own equipment.

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5. Re: Roman Gladiator School

sean49, my mind is boggling at that. "Now kid, don't forget to pack the trident, net and sword so you can get a discount at the gladiator school.And has anyone seen my greaves and helmet?"

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6. Re: Roman Gladiator School

Lynn, it might be easier if you and the kids wore the outfits onto the plane, clearing security would be a problem but would not count against your baggage weight. I agree, this option probably existed for locals and other regulars.

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lol, we just had friends visit us from Germany (by car!) and their 2 boys did have a complete outfit/Roman soldier gear (actually, several) - and it didn't stop them from buying even other ones while here, as well!

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8. Re: Roman Gladiator School

Yes, my kids and I just went (at the end of June). Yes, it was expensive (welcome to Italy). Yes, it is a ways out, so take a taxi (hey, you wanted to see the Appian Way anyhow, right?). Yes, it was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip to Italy, and definately our favorite thing in Rome. My daughters are 12 & 16, I'm 40++ and it was a blast. After the first couple of minutes of "this is dorky", you get sucked right into it and it's really fun. I'm about to write a full review, but I wanted to let you know what our experience was. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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