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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a genuine gladiator school on the ancient Appian Way. You'll discover the secrets of Imperial Rome's gladiator games, get hands-on with ancient Roman history and have the best fun you can imagine!

Highlights

  • Two-hour Roman gladiator training
  • Lessons led by members of the Historic Group of Rome
  • Hire of gladiator clothing and weapons
  • Free drink included
  • Free entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum
  • Choice of lesson times throughout the day

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What You Can Expect

Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Roman Gladiator School Learn How to Become a Gladiator

During your two-hour lesson, your gladiator instructor will teach you how to fight with authentic weapons used by the gladiators of ancient Rome. Lessons are organized and led by members of the Historic Group of Rome who specialize in the re-enactment of Roman life and gladiatorial combat.

Don't miss this opportunity to re-create Roman history and life as a gladiator. Dressed in a traditional gladiator tunic, belt, leather protective glove and rudis (training sword), you can let your imagination run wild as you play like Spartacus for a day, fighting off ferocious lions and sword-wielding warriors!

Next, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial sword fighting and take part in an optional gladiatorial tournament, with the winner receiving a victory prize. All participants receive a certificate of accomplishment.

If you're fascinated by Roman Gladiators but not sure if you're up for it, you can choose to watch friends or family free of charge. There's a great viewing platform.

Are you up to the challenge of this truly Roman experience combining culture, sport and ancient legends!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This activity was the highlight of our three days in Rome. Our two boys, aged 10 and 13 absolutely loved it. Even better, we all learned something. Our guide, Marco, was really top notch and it was obvious that he cared deeply about providing us an engaging experience. Definitely take a taxi as the Appian Way is not a good place to walk and is a fair distance from the Colosseum. Marco will call a taxi for pickup if you want. Anyone with children must do this. However, I think adults would also really enjoy it I k now my wife and I did!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My twin 8 year old boys thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Interesting history lesson with hands on props followed by fun Gladiator Training tailored to their age and ability brilliantly by the lady trainer. They were nervous before hand but this became their joint highlight (with the Colosseum) of our four day trip to Rome.

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