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Fabio C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sue N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a fantastic thing to do with my son! He is 11 years old and it has changed the way that he is seeing the monuments around Rome. They have come alive for him following this activity! It is perfect for about 5 years old and up. There were some younger kids doing the activity when we did and they just can't keep up. All the other kids and adults had a blast!

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I had 3 boys ages 13 and twins 11. This was just the most fun and highly educationally at the same time. I highly recommend it

Heather F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Request Emanuele! The afternoon we spent at the school was definitely a highlight of our family vacation. My husband and I enjoyed it as much as my 12 and 15 year old children!

Nicholas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Fantastic experience with a genuine instructor who could have been from the Roman days. Full of fun, great humour, interesting stories and action in the ring. Great for kids of all ages.

Peter G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

One of the highlights of the trip. Took our 11 year old. They spent the first hour in the museum learning about gladiators, history, weapons and more. Then the remaining time was spent in training with the finale being to practice against one of the other kids in a ring. Even got to set up a 1:1 fight between father and son. He loved it. The two who conducted the training were just amazing, helpful and kind.

val

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was the best experience for my 15 year old during a 7 country visit. He loved it!!!! It is hard to find and not next to the colosseum, but the area has a lot to do, go early morning time and spend the day. There is a tourist information location, rent bikes do the catacombs.

Drewerinb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a major highlight of our day in Rome, especially for my 7-year-old daughter. After a very busy morning at the colosseum and palatine hill, it was so fun to do something like this as a family. We will remember this afternoon fondly forever.

Kevin E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The Roman Gladiator School was one of the highlights of our trip. Our trainer was great with our 7 year old son and I enjoyed the experience as well. It was great to see so many of the military artifacts in the showroom and my son really enjoyed exploring all of the helmets. We would certainly recommend this to any families that had an interest in how Gladiator's were trained.

Kimberly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Kids and Adults both had an amazing time!! Wolfgar was so much fun!!

Ann L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

We loved gladiator school, so much fun for both the kids and adults! Highly recommended

JOHN P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Very interesting for children and adults alike!

ilva v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

we had big fun at the gladiatorschool! It was very interesting for kids and parents. they had a very sportive and active way of experiencing the live of a gladiator. the teacher spoke english very well and made it very special for the kids. It was one of the highligts of Rome, especially for the kids!

kolterwoman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This was a highlight of our Italian trip!! Our 9 year old boys loved learning how to fight like a gladiator and we really enjoyed all the information in the museum tour portion of the trip. So much incredible information!
We were glad we took a taxi to get there because it could've been a bit tricky to find on foot.

Owen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

My 12 and 18 year old sons considered this the highlight of our European trip. The very informative guide provided an excellent explanation of how gladiators lived in ancient times, the types of weapons they used and their battle tactics. The gladiator training served to reinforce this and was fun as well. It was certainly a worthwhile experience.

Nicole E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Gladiator training was marvellous, my son and husband really enjoyed the training and I loved watching. The short talk in the museum was also interesting. The 'gladiatrix' who hosted us was great.

Maria G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

My two boys 9 and 7 years old totally LOVED their gladiator class! The 2 hours flew like the wind: the trainer was very knowledgeable and really lived his part he showed us around the museum and took the boys through their paces they finished exhausted but 100 happy. A most enjoyable experience for the whole family, excellent value for money and the stuff memories are made of. Not to be missed! We have actually repeated :-

Joanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

We all enjoyed the tour and the kids loved Paolo, Highly recommended.

Brett W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was the highlight of our son's 8th Birthday on our last day in Rome. We had a great time. Young and older can enjoy the fun and challenge of the Gladiator School. Awesome.Thank you again, the Walker family.

Sabrina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

A terrific way for the kids to understand a piece of Roman history and get out some of their wiggles after a day of sightseeing.

Anthony & Petra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The kids 8 and 11 really enjoyed this activity and had loads of fun. Definitely something that we can recommend to others.

Jared M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Great experience. The location is definitely out in the middle of nowhere! Take a cab and follow the signs down the dirt road. At the end of the road, you'll see the location. Once there, the museum tour is superb and the staff members are excellent. Of course, the highlight for our two boys was getting in the ring and learning to be a Gladiator!

Leah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Fantastic activity. I recommend adding some signs to indicate how to find the class session, yet the class remained the highlight of my 14-year-old son's trip. Great class from a patient but powerful gladiator. Fun to watch!

Leah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

My son loved this experience, definitely the highlight of his trip to Rome. Beware, the location is out-of-the-way but taxi drivers know it well. However, it appeared deserted when we arrived yes, 5 minutes later than start time as the group had proceeded to the Museum and training area. There were not signs to indicate where to go so we had to wait around until we could reach someone by phone to direct us where to go. Everything went more than smoothly from there, and our Gladiator Trainer was fantastic with the kids. I would just recommend that the school put a sign to indicate where to go when class is in session. Overall, fantastic experience.

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

What an incredible experience! The kids loved the museum and training. Our gladiator was fabulous with them! I definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to the area!!!

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