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.
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.
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 :-
We all enjoyed the tour and the kids loved Paolo, Highly recommended.
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.
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.
The kids 8 and 11 really enjoyed this activity and had loads of fun. Definitely something that we can recommend to others.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
We had such a great time, it was very professional. We felt like we'd met a real Gladiator and got some serious self defence tips. We will recommend it to all our friends.
Gave this tour to my grandchildren. They are ages 12 and 8. Both loved it!
The class was a real hit with my son. He really enjoyed learning about the gladiators and their armor. He especially enjoyed the interactive part of drills and practice matches. Our instructor was informative, playful and patient. It was two hours well spent. I will say that our cab driver dropped us at the end of the block and the area appeared a bit dodgy. However once we found the school, the fun never ended. He is still talking about it. I would highly recommend this for all kids 8 and up.
This was a real highlight for our children ages 7 and 11. They talked about it for days after. The instructor was really engaging and captivating. No messing around, strict gladiator training. Lot's of fun! Highly recommend this!
We had such a good time at Gladiator School! Our 7 year olds were in heaven - and their Dad had fun too. We learned so much about life and death in the Roman arena. Don't miss this activity!
I brought my 14 yr old son and his friend to the Roman Gladiator School, and they had such a laugh! Our Gladiatrix loves her subject - we had a tour of the 'museum', where all the objects are copies. That was great for us because we were able to handle things, put on helmets etc. So an informative, entertaining and energetic afternoon!
Our group consisted of 6 adults and 6 children. All 6 children ranging from 9 to 15 and 2 adults participated in the adventure. The true Roman Gladiator made the experience loads of fun yet was able to capture the life of a gladiator and the life that they lived. Highly recommend.
I had so much fun with the gladiator training. The trainer was knowledgeable and hilarious.
My 10-year-old son did this and loved it. He already said that when we go back to Italy we put coins in Trevi Fountain to ensure that we do come back that he wants to do this again. The guides were very helpful and informative. To get there, we took the metro to the Colosseo metro stop and then took a taxi to the school. The school called taxis at the end for anyone that needed one. Afterward, we visited the Colosseum. I think it really helped my son enjoy the wonder of the Colosseum having just finished gladiator training at the school.
Our boys aged 11 and 8 really loved their morning at Gladiator school. An extremely informative and highly interactive learning experience. Both teachers were excellent in their knowledge and really bought things to life for the participants. A highly recommended experience.
We booked the Gladiator school after good friends recommended it to us. It was our third day in Rome and was by far and away our 6 year old son's favorite part of the trip. Paolo our trainer was amazing with the kids in our group giving them just enough history along with the training that they really wanted. If you have kids 5 they will love this.
This was so much fun for our whole family. We learned a lot and even got to try on gladiator gear. Then we were instructed in the art of being a gladiator. Finally, we were put to the test. We will remember this always.
This was totally awesome. The kids and adults loved it. Cannot recommend this school highly enough. We took my 4 year old with his big brothers and they welcomed him and made him feel included as well great idea and well run