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Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. During a hands-on lesson with instructors from the Historic Group of Rome, learn how to fight with authentic weapons of the time while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic and belt. Located on the Appian Way not far from the Colosseum, this class is a unique and interactive way to learn about ancient Roman history, sports and culture. Select a lesson time when booking.

Highlights

  • 2-hour Roman gladiator training
  • Learn gladiator fighting techniques from members of the Historic Group of Rome
  • Wear and use traditional clothing and weapons
  • Includes entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum
  • Choice of lesson times throughout the day

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What You Can Expect

Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Roman Gladiator School Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Your gladiator lesson takes place at the Gladiator School of Rome, located near the Colosseum on the historic Appian Way. Specializing in the re-enactment of ancient Roman life and gladiator fighting, your instructors are members of the Historic Group of Rome and will begin your class by providing you with your costume: a traditional belt, tunic, leather gloves and a training sword known as a rudis.

Learn the basic skills of gladiator sword fighting before summoning your imagination and channeling your inner ancient Roman as you fight off ferocious lions and battle other sword-wielding gladiators. If you wish, you can participate in an optional gladiator tournament, complete with a prize for the victor; either way, all participants receive a certificate of accomplishment at the end of your lesson.

Friends and family are allowed to watch your class from the viewing platform. Admission to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum is also included so you can check out gladiator weapons and other artifacts.

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Customer Reviews

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

So much fun! Clearly a wonderful experience for kids but it's fun for adults too. Wear comfortable clothing but don't worry, I was wearing a skirt with flat boots and it was fine. The instructor was awesome and the experience one we will never forget!

CHRISTINA F H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience for 13 of us, ages 7- 44, and great entertainment for the older and youngest members of our family. Everyone participated, even those who said I didn't expect it to be so physical they all really got into it. We were all made to feel welcome, learned things and had a really great time. Our instructor made sure everyone participated to their ability and we all laughed a lot. It was the best experience of our family trip to Italy. Would highly recommend it for all ages.

fabchud

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great family activity! We did the Gladiator school the afternoon of arrival - it was stimulating and the instructors were educational , stimulating and funny!!!! Would highly recommend to any family traveling to Rome.

Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Pricy but a once in a lifetime experience

Catherine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I went with my 12 year old and we had a great time. The trainer was very knowledgeable.

Dorothy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My grandson, 11, had the best time here.

Max O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We took our boys ages 7 and 8 years to the Roman Gladiator School after spending the morning visiting the Colosseum. To say it was the highlight of their trip to Rome would be an understatement. They enjoyed the museum, history and battle strategies. The loved trying on the armour. Then they were completely engaged throughout the training and thoroughly enjoyed the one-on-one combat at the end. It was all they could talk about after their visit to Rome. It really made it come alive for them.

Shane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

My family and I had a great time. It was so informative and so much fun. Would definitely recommend it.

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

the gladiator training is amazing! the best trip in Rome! Gannicus our trainer was fantastic and treated us really well. I recommend the gladiator school highly and recommend Gannicus to train you!!!!

sharonwahrmund

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

If you have a young son, I recommend this. My son still talks about his training!

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