Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

From US$ 107.36 per person

Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome. Suitable for adults and children alike, the fun 2-hour lesson will teach you how to fight like a warrior of Ancient Rome, while learning about life in the imperial city, Roman weapons, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Instructor
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Train to be a gladiator on the Via Appia Antica in Rome
  • Learn the skills of sword fighting
  • Hear about life for gladiators in Ancient Rome
Full description
Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome! Go back to school, but a school with a difference! Take this fun 2-hour course at a gladiator school on the ancient Via Appia in Rome, and learn to be a Roman fighter. Suitable for children and adults both, you will live like a warrior for 2 hours, wearing the gladiator tunic and mastering the skills of swordplay – safely of course. After an introduction to Roman history, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial swords fighting. Each session includes a description of life as a gladiator and top tips on techniques with Roman weapons. Enjoy a unique experience!
Includes
  • Museum visit
  • Gladiator training
  • Certificate
  • Drinks
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Gruppo Storico Romano, Via Appia Antica, Rome. Nearest bus station: Appia Antica-Travicella (lines 118 or 218)

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 193 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    Very good with the kids. He taught us about the evolution of Roman armor and showed us a lot of really cool artifacts. Afterwards, we went to an open area where he taught us Roman fighting tactics on a kids level. My son and I went back to the hotel and fought like Roman soldiers. We have been in Rome 8 days and this was our favorite activity. We will definately come again.

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    October 18, 2021

    My kids had a great time and are still telling people about it after we’re home. It seemed a little hard for the instructor to keep up the enthusiasm with only 2 kids in the class but hopefully as things return to normal and classes are bigger that will be a non-issue.

    July 31, 2021

    Off season we had a great experience with the gladiator school. We basically received a private lesson for our two boys for two hours and Piero (aka Marcus Aurelius) was super engaging, entertaining, fully bought in and ya four boys totally sucked in to the gladiator school. It definitely helped that we had done the amphitheater Flavius tour two days prior and that we had watched most of the Gladiator movie. Constructive criticism would be to provide more info directly to clients so that they know what to expect: off the beaten path, out of town, down an unmarked road, in the woods and MANY mosquitos. My daughter and I were eaten alive for two hours as we watched the boys train to be gladiators.

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    October 2, 2020

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    Product ID: 34663