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I loved Gladiator School!!! I signed the whole family up and it was worth every penny. We took a taxi out to the compound. The people who work there are super nice. Marcus was our Gladiator Leader and he was fantastic. So knowledgeable. So fun with both the kids and adults. I was disappointed when the museum part was over because Marcus really brought history alive. I could have stayed in there for another few hours listening and learning. Of course the kids loved the fighting. I suddenly got nervous holding a weapon thinking that this thing was going to be used to hit me! But it was all fun and games. No one got hurt. It is something we still talk about and I still remember all the moves. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
My 3 children (14- and 11-year old boys plus a 9-year-old girl) thought this was one of the best parts of our visit to Rome. Tour begins in the museum with a detailed explanation of Ancient Roman fighting techniques and a chance for some students to try on various helmets. Everyone donned a gladiator tunic before heading out to the arena. While the students didn't have shade, the spectators had shaded tables and risers to sit and watch. The students were put through a boot camp with running an obstacle course, push ups and somersaults. (Frankly, I'm glad that I got to just watch this part as I personally would have wimped out of the pushups and somersaults). The instructor then taught them fighting techniques, and the finale was getting to pair up and do battle with a padded sword. The free included drink was a bottle of water. They were kind enough to call a taxi at the end of the class. Would highly recommend if you or your kids are looking for something active and athletic to do. Even my daughter who is not particularly athletic enjoyed it.
Great experience for the kids and parents. Definitely a highlight of our Rome vacation.
BRILLIANT! We have two girls, ages 8 and 10... they LOVED the experience... the staff was very pleasant and organized. The instructor was PERFECT - both informative and fun. What a great family memory!
My 12 and 7 year old boys enjoyed this a lot; me too. Great Roman soldier and gladiator museum with an excellent tour which was very interesting for my boys. The simulated gladiator experience was good fun too.
Great experience for our 10 yr old grandsons and me their grandfather. Our taxi abandoned us one mile from school and ripped us off of 50€ and the school sent a van to rescue us at no extra charge. We were most grateful for their kindness. It is a must do experience for children.
Our instructor was funny and informative. He got our minds thinking about gladiators and our hearts pumping over training drills. Our family of four loved it, the boys especially.
My entire family took part in the training and we all loved it! Great fun. Some people may find small fault here and there but we created memories there and especially my 9 year old son will talk about it forever. Totally worth the money and the time in my opinion.
This was a really fun afternoon - it took a little time to find the venue but it was well worth it. Highly recommended if you have children.
My kids and nephew had a great time and in addition to the "fighting" lessons, really enjoyed the hands on small scale museum.