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Best event in Rome for wannabe gladiators. Family with three boys under 10 years.
It was a perfect mix of education and fun. The museum had many artifacts that allowed the participants to have a visual of the equipment used by gladiators, the life of ancient Rome, and the expansion of the empire. The gladiatore, instructor, was excellent and engaged all of the participants to have a good time.
Sooo cool! Sure the small museum is a bit simple and could need some signs in English, but it was made with passion and love for the history. It kept the kids well engaged. It was not only about the Gladiator games, but also about the Roman war tactics, which was very interesting to hear. After the museum tour it was time to do the training. Don´t bring your prettiest clothes for this, it´s hard work, and a lot of fun!
Myself and two boys had a blast learning the gladiator moves. Paulo was very informative and even showed us around the museum. would recommend this as it is a couple of hours and is very relaxing in what can be a hectic Rome site seeing! We would do this again if we ever get to Rome.
This was a wonderful tour. Very informative, and everyone had a great time. I would recommend this tour.
2children aged 10 and 7 plus parents.... We loved this. Our teacher (Aeriela?) was fantastic and we all had a wonderful, fun time.
The history talk was interesting but the fighting class was brilliant.
A must do for young families ( and older).
Best thing we have done in 9 countries ! was so much fun so knowledgeable really really worth doing a total must do in rome only suggestion take a taxi there amazing do it !
My kids ages 10, 8, 5 loved this. They thought it was the BEST part of our trip. They still talk about it today.
My 9 and 11 year olds loved this, and so did I (44) and my husband (45). Paolo was a great guide and instructor, and gave a good history which kept the kids interested. But of course the gladiator training was the best part. Definitely worth the money.
Our trainer was great - very informative and a great workout!
Although this tour is a bit pricey, my 2 children ages 6 and 7 loved it! It's all they have been talking about! The instructor, although Gladiator strict (in a good way..), kept them engaged and entertained the entire time. Beware of the taxi's taking you there... Find the route first or ask the company to give directions. We had a taxi driver take us all over. I had the route on my phone and saw him deviate pretty quickly. When I challenged him, he tried to make the 4 of us (young kids included) get out on a busy street. I called the instructor, put him on speaker phone and he got after the taxi driver. We ended up being 20 min late thanks to the taxi driver but the gladiator instructor more than made up for the lost time.
Learn how to become a gladiator is fabulous. The Society that runs it is very dedicated towards dissemination of the history of Rome. We learned SOOO much. My 10 year old son found it the best part of our 2.5 week Italy trip!!
5 stars! Paulo shared his vast knowledge of the Romans with much dignity, respect, and courteous beyond belief to us. The hands on learning of Roman battling brought that time to life. Memorable! Thank-you for the amazing experience!
We had such a special time. Where else do you get a history lesson, sports lesson and entertainment at the same time?
Ermes and his dog were the perfect gladiator trainers.
A 'must' for small and large children !
Fun !! Just simply fun to do, with a good bit of learning and a nice little workout .
A real gladiator! My teenagers had a blast. The first part was museum where our family learned so much. We did this before the Forum and Colosseum tour. A great day!
Fantastic experience for my 7 y.o. son and me. For him it was the best event in Italy. Great lecture on ancient Rome and Roman legions, presentation and demonstration of weapons and then hands on practice on gladiator skills. Superb experience. Highly recommend!!! My son is now with me and he told me to give it 5Stars. I agree.
It was a blast! The staff are wonderfully committed, interesting and knowledgeable people. My kids wanted to do it again the next day!
I highly recommend this to all families. It was the highlight of our vacation! My children age 12 and 17 had alot of fun and learned alot! The school is not far from central Rome, we took a cab with no problems. The metro is also close by.
The staff and Roman actor were fantastic! They were helpful, fun and informative. My moody 17 year even loved and enjoyed it, which is saying something! Go do this for your kids! They will love it!
Absolutely amazing. Even the adults were engaged as we learned to battle with wooden swords and shields. Guides were informative, fun and entertaining. A must do, especially with kids. Worth the cab ride!
Guides taught a lot about Ancient Rome, gladiators and weapons in their "museum" in a fun way.
Both educational and extremely fun. my wife and three daughters ( age 11, 9, 7) all had a great time.