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This was a highlight for the entire family! We all, parents and kids (ages 4,9,11), learned so much about Roman life, soldiers and Gladiators. Our instructor was informative and professional. She was able to include all age groups in the fun and education. Don't miss it!
We are so satisfied with the experience we had at the Gladiator School.
It was not a showy touristy place. This was serious training!
After a fascinating walk through the history of Ancient Roman military and gladiators, we ran drills. Then we learned the five basic attack moves and blocks of the gladiators, and put them to use in the ring.
We found that the trainers can also change the format to fit a group of children. However, if you ask our opinion, leave the kids at home, because the school is very legit. You will learn a lot and get a great workout. If I lived in Rome, I would sign up for a long-term program.
Fantastic. Everything we hoped for. Our eight-year old son had the time of his life, begged to go back as soon as possible.
This was fantastic. My 8 and 10 year boys did it together and both loved it. It was a very effective way to bring Roman history to life and something we would highly recommend. Definitely worth catching a cab there too.
Both me and my 8 year old have spent unforgettable time with Gruppo Storico Romano. This site is actually a base of XI Legion, reenactment group with well stocked armory in a Roman villa. Excellent insight in ancient Rome, with battering ram, balistas and catapults. Also our lanista (trainer) Marco Valerie was excellent tutor both to participating kids and adults and spectators. School is easy reachable by public bus, stop is 50 m from the school, 20 min from city center. There are several ways to book the school, one of them Walks inside Rome cancelled our reservation at the last moment, so we booked through the Viator, that was also way cheaper. Highly recommended!
The gladiator leader was very knowledgeable and great with my sons. We all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
A fabulous day for Granny, Mom and Dad and six-year-old grandson. This is an incredibly fun activity for the entire family.
One of the highlights of our trip! Lots of laughs and the whole family learned a ton about Romans!
The adults and the kids all had a great time. It was fun and historically constructive. A wonderful break from the must-see sights in Rome. We would happily do it again!!
Awesome experience. Marco is an excellent guide and instructor. He is very passionate in terms of providing a background of the gladiators and instruction in the use of the gladius (sword). He truly brought history alive. It was the highlight of my trip to Rome and I highly recommend this tour for those visiting Rome.
This was perfect activity for my eight year old son and me. The instructor was extremely well informed and played his role well. The time allotted for training and competition went quickly but in reality it was the right amount of time. Three weeks later my son is still talking about it.
Not only our 3 children 7,9, and 11 (a girls) enjoyed this tour but so did the adults. Lots of information about the Roman soldiers and gladiator history. Our guide, who I am embarrassed to say I have forgotten his name, was wonderful and made this a very special day for our children. They have bought gladiator kits, practice their fighting and tell everyone about what has been the highlight of our 4 month tour.