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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • 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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2 hour class to become a Roman Gladiator in a Day
Lessons are instructed by members of the Historic Group of Rome
Drink
Gladiator clothing and weapons hire for the duration of your lesson!
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and beverages, unless specified

Departure Point

Via Appia Antica, 18, 00179 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Point: Lessons commence at the Gladiator School of Rome, located approximately 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from The Colosseum Address: Via Appia Antica, 18, 00179, Rome, Italy Directions: Either take Metro (line B) and get off at OSTIENSE and take the bus number 118 OR take Metro (line A), get off at stop SAN GIOVANNI and then take bus number 218. However in the spirit of easy access - we suggest taking a taxi (approx. 10-15 euros) to access the school Dates: Daily Opening hours 9:30am - 1:30pm 2:00pm - 6:00pm Return point: Concludes at the Gladiator School of Rome

Return Details

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Your gladiator lesson takes place at the Gladiator School of Rome, located near the Colosseum on the historic Appian Way. Specializing in the reenactment 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Scuola Gladiatori Roma
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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  • "Just be aware that the school is held at a site not close to the coliseum, and you will need a cab there and back." See review
  • "If you’re traveling Italy with kids, this is a must." See review
  • "I cannot recommend this place highly enough - it's definitely worth it!" See review

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Great family activity to...
Megan_F
, Oct 2021
Great family activity to learn some history and a work out! A good break for the kids from crowded city activities.
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Amazing activity with kids when in Rome
Julia_K
, Oct 2021
Starting with a walk through the museum with explanation about the armor, weapons and the time these were used the scene for the training was set. After a warming-up with your sword the training began. Every step was explained great and the trainer really took the time with our kids. The the fighting began. First a couple with wooden swords but after a couple of times we could use the metal swords. My kids couldn’t be happier. Thanks for the great experience!
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Great fun for all the family
Anthony_M
, Aug 2021
We absolutely loved this experience, we all learnt so much in a really fun and engaging way. We would love to go back.
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The highlight of our time in Rome!
Michael
, Aug 2021
Fun time and a great experience for the whole family. Giacomo - Titus was a great guide with a good sense of humor 😀 My daughter (13) asked me for advanced gladiator classes - it says it all 👍
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Amazing experience!
Tran
, Aug 2021
We love it. It was informative and great workout and a heck of a battle. Very good way to learn about gladiator
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Excellent fun gladiator school
Timothy_D
, Aug 2021
Learnt a lot about gladiator history in an entertaining way and then had a lesson in basic combat and a good play fight against wife and kids! Lots of fun.
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A must for kids
Ronnie_M
, Aug 2021
For my 11 year old this was the best part of the trip.. he enjoyed every single minute of it.. the instructor was amazing with him. I would highly recommend it.. make sure to bring mosquito spray( a lot of it).
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Amazing and unforgettable
Tara_M
, Aug 2021
For my 11-year-old, Roman Gladiator School was the best and most memorable part of our entire experience. It's a really impressive two-hour physical education where you get to see, hold, wear, and hold actual ancient Roman headwear and weapons; learn to fight as gladiators did; and then put your education into a real competition (albeit, a much gentler version). A must. (One tip: if you're attending the dusk or night times, wear bug spray).
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Building memories that last
Michael_G
, Jul 2021
With so many things to do and see in Rome it can be overwhelming. For my son the one standout memory he has is of his gladiator training. I think it will remain with him always. Thanks for the experience!
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Our children say they want to go again.
LeahM
, Jul 2021
Thank you to “Titus”! We had a fantastic time, very realistic experience. My two boys aged 8 and 10 loved it! The museum is fascinating. Has just the right mix of action and education.
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