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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!
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.
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.
I went with my 12 year old and we had a great time. The trainer was very knowledgeable.
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.
My family and I had a great time. It was so informative and so much fun. Would definitely recommend it.
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!!!!
If you have a young son, I recommend this. My son still talks about his training!
We had a great time. Perfect activity to learn loads about Ancient Rome without realising its educational. 8 year old daughter loved it. Need to be prepared to throw yourself in, and to have a laugh!
Oh and take the mozzie repellant. We got eaten alive!
A great experience. Our instructor Piero was wonderful - knowledgeable, funny and entertaining - and both children and parents had fun. Great memories and photos to bring home. Our kids need activity-based learning, and they took more away from these 2 hours than from the Roman ruins we saw earlier in the day! Wholeheartedly recommend. We went for a late afternoon session, which was cooler, but watch out for the mosquitoes.
What a fun activity, we took our two grandchildren both 9 years of age, they had the best time and exercise, it was 2 hours of fun, learning history and play how to be a Gladiator, the instructor himself
was fabulous. Thank you much for the experience.
This was great fun and very educational. We were the only 3 people there so was a bit concerned as to whether it was actually going to take place as the place was still locked when we got there, but the instructor was beyond excellent! He opened up, and then gave us a guided tour of their museum, explaining all of the weapons and military strategy.
We then began the training and he made it great fun. My 13 year old loved it - and the husband enjoyed beating him at the fighting!
Well worth it - and the kids will love it.
This was by far one of my pre-teens' favourite parts of our trip to Rome. Both boys 11 and 13 participated, along with my husband and three others. The museum was very interesting, though I do wish there had been 10 minutes after the organized tour time to take a peek at some of the items NOT highlighted by our guide, Giacomo. The morning was a bit of a workout for them the warmup in particular with its jogging, pushups and obstacle course, but they loved every minute of it, heat wave and all! Sparring at the end was hilarious to watch, as was the battle formation drills. Well worth every cent! We'd even do it again when we go back to Rome. Thanks, Groupo Storico for making this available to us!
Needs 10 stars!
Hands down the most fun thing we and #39;ve ever done on a holiday!
The gladiators were amazing, it was extremely educational but in a fun way my kids all had a blast, they are 11 7 and 4 even my daughter enjoyed it and she and #39;s a diva!
I would recommend this experience to anyone going to Rome!
This was one of the highlights of our trip. It was exceptionally fun to learn the fighting techniques, spar with my children using foam swords, and just generally experiencing something different.Rome is an amazing place but is often difficult for the children to relate to the history. This was the perfect anecdote to ruin overload. I have an 8 year old son and a 12 year old daughter and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I especially enjoyed beating my son in the sparing match :
My fourteen year old son and his father did this and loved it! Our guide and trainer, Jacamo, was fantastic! He had a thorough knowledge of Roman history and gladiator and military techniques. He shared these with grace, enthusiasm and humor. It ended up being quite a workout! Highly recommended!
This is so much fun. My son and I both took part and really enjoyed it. It is more for kids but I was happy to be a big kid for a few hours! The staff there are very informative and passionate and really get you involved. One of my favourite tours on our trip!
This was the PERFECT thing to do with my two teens after visiting all those museums! My son 16 and daughter 12 loved this activity and it brought a whole new understanding to our visit to Rome. Emanuel was our amazing teacher. In addition to teaching the kids about Gladiators, he gave us an amazing and relevant 2 hour self defense course. WOW is all I can say!
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This was a great activity for my family of 2 teenager daughters 18 and 16 and son 8 years old. What a fun way to bond! Would highly recommend this activity! Be ready to be a gladiator!
Absolutely awesome. The boys have rated this a highlight of their holiday. It was so informative and fun that everyone had a great time. The children wanted to go back the next day! My husband also participated and had a good day but was the only adult in the group besides those of us spectators who had an equally great time.
My wife son and I all participated in the Gladiator training and thorooughly enjoyed it! It was an event highly recommended to us by friends and family and we were certainly rewarded for heeding their advice. Definitely suggest attending.
Great tour. Amacing views and our driver Antonio was excellent. Grazie Antonio!
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