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Go back to Ancient Rome for an evening with this entertaining and delicious gladiator show and dinner at Gruppo Storico Romano. Watch authentic-looking gladiators fight it out while dancers show off typical dances performed in Ancient Rome. All the while, indulge in a traditional Roman meal that includes honeyed wine. 


  • 1.5-hour Rome gladiator show and dinner at Gruppo Storico Romano
  • Sit by the gladiator ring and watch a reenacted gladiator fight with ancient dancing
  • Cheer on your favorite gladiator while admiring their weapons, armory and costumes
  • Enjoy a typical Roman meal with honeyed wine after the show
  • Upgrade to include round-trip transport from central Rome

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Treat yourself to a totally different evening in Rome! You'll step back in time to the days of Imperial Rome, feeling like you're watching a real gladiator fight with Roman soldiers and ancient dances. You can have pictures taken with the weapons and armors, and enjoy traditional food, too.

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What You Can Expect

Imperial Rome Gladiator Show and Dinner

Watch ancient dances at Gruppo Storico Romano!

Commence your exciting evening by getting picked up at the Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum or go directly to Gruppo Storico Romano on Rome's Appian Way on your own. The Gruppo Storico Romano is a well-known gladiator school during the day where the students learn how to do historical reenactments. 

At night, though, it transforms into a dinner and a show venue where gladiators fight to the 'death' and dancers perform ancient Roman dances. And the guests, of course, indulge in good food and drink. Using real weapons and wearing accurate replica costumes, the actors show off their combat skills, sparring and demonstrating ancient fighting tactics and techniques. Enjoy the dancers who perform dances that were popular 2,000 years ago at the height of the Roman Empire. 

After the show, indulge in a typical Roman meal. Sip mulsum (a honey wine popular in ancient Roman times) and eat dishes like oven-cooked pasta with spiced meat and mushrooms along with libum, a typical honey bread. 

If you booked the option that includes transportation, meet the driver at the pre-arranged point after dinner and get dropped off back at the Arch of Constantine. 

Please note: specific dietary requirements can be catered to if advised in advance. Please note this in the 'special requirements' field when ooking.

Customer Reviews

Stephen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great evenings entertainment
History, fighting and food!!

Ina D C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was great fun. Could use a little more polishing but sure will improve with time. They try very hard to please!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brilliant guide. Excellent good and wine. A fantastic show. Would recommend upgrading to include transportation to and from the show as it's in the middle of nowhere and would be difficult to find as well as an expensive taxi round trip.

Helen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The venue is a bit off the beaten track but we really enjoyed this evening and the people who hosted it were informative and entertaining and very enthusiastic. Great mime play about life in Imperial Rome. We loved it. Food is basic but that was life then! They really engaged with my son who is 8. Good fun evening.

Alison H

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

I would recommend this trip for families. The show and dinner caters for small numbers only (there were three children in our group of twelve ) which was good as it meant the children were all able to participate in the show. The food was basic but tasty and fitted in well with the overall feeling of the show. If you expect this to be like medieval banquets back home you will be disappointed maybe not a trip for just adults.

Kent S

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

It was ok!


3 star rating: Worth doing August 2014

This tour was good but needs some final polishing ! Food wasn't that great and needs to be a little longer

Justin Wu

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

The presentation was a bit short, the food was ok. I would not recommend this one.

karen k

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2013

Very interesting and very good knowledge of tour by gentleman in charge of tour

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