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If you only do one thing in Rome with your child this should be it. My 8yr old son had the most amazing experience that will stay with him for life. As soon as we left he was asking when we could go back. The people at the school transported us back to roman times in a truly exciting way. Fantastic!
I took my 6 year old son here for a morning in gladiator school. He loved it. The museum visit was really interesting and our Gladiator took so much time to explain everything and pitch it at a level which was both informative and really interesting. He loved the fighting and it was lots of fun! He will remember this as his highlight of his Rome trip.
My boys aged 10 and 8 loved this activity. Very informative and good fun too!
I can't think of a more fun way for kids of all ages to spend two hours in Rome. I went with my two boys - 12 and 9 - while my wife and daughters went shopping. Marcus, our instructor, was fun and educational and did very well to handle a group with some very young ones in it. It's a trip that will be remembered for many years. Great, great fun if you fully enter into the spirit.
This tour was great, fun and a true workout. The instructor gave us a lot of info about how the Romans soldiers and gladiators lived and trained. Gave me a new respect for gladiators.
We (wife, 8 year old son and myself) had an absolute blast! Museum section brought history alive and made it real, training was satisfyingly tough and the sparring great fun. Hot, sweaty and beaming smiles at the end. We will remember the refrain 'kill her! kill her!' for years to come :)
Brilliant morning had by all the family ranging from 10 year old boy to 17 year old girl and mum and dad. Gladiator was friendly and funny and we all enjoyed learning the different sword moves. An excellent way to spend our son's birthday!
An experience not to be missed. We had lots of fun and learnt a lot. The museum is very impressive and our instructor, Paolo, was not only very interesting and informative, he was fun and very friendly and accomodating. It was a definite highlight in our European tour and we would highly recommended.
This was amazing! What a workout, without being to hard to do. I would recommend this to anyone going to visit Rome.
My husband did this with our 8 and 10 year old boys. They all loved it. I was able to watch the whole thing with our 5 year old, who was way too young for this activity. The instructor was very impressive. He was knowledgable, enthusiastic and made sure everyone had lots of fun. This is a very good thing to do with kids during your trip to Rome, although I would imagine many 6 year olds would be too young for this. The program starts with a look through the museum and a talk about Roman history and the history of the gladiators. It then moves outside for some gladiator training and battles. Lots of fun! A note on getting there. We walked from Pyramide station. It took about 15 mins, but the last part of the walk wasn't very pleasant and we had to go under the overpass and cross a busy road. In hindsight, I'd have taken a taxi.
Although we had a very wet day, we loved learning all about Roman history and how to fight and defend. Our Gladiator, Marco? was terrific with my daughters and they just loved the experience. It's a must for parents with school age kids whilst in Rome. Well worth the money.