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Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Activity provider: Gruppo Storico Romano

Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Activity provider: Gruppo Storico Romano
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From US$ 100.24 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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English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
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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!
  • 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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    4.7 /5

    based on 241 reviews

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    This was a great experience for kids both learning some of the history of gladiators and learning fighting techniques. My 13 year old sons loved it and are still practicing what they learned at home! Just know that the location is not convenient to find a taxi if that is your mode of transportation. The staff was very helpful and called a taxi for us but you have to use your own mobile phone.

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    June 24, 2022

    My kids know a lot about gladiators, weapons, etc and were excited to share that with a “real” gladiator , but our coach spoke little English and wasn’t much interested in altering his program, which compared to the group that finished before us and the one that finished after us was pretty dull. That however is a parents perspective. The kids absolutely loved it and want to do it again. We followed it up with an afternoon guided tour of the colleseum, and that was a perfect if exhausting day.

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    June 19, 2022

    Fun activity with a lot of hands-on interaction. The leader provided a lot of information about the gladiators and their history in a very fun way. When traveling there, however, be aware that it is not in a typical tourist location so getting a taxi after the activity can be difficult. Wish we had planned ahead and arranged a pick-up in advance (or at least the phone number to summon a taxi). I had an "observer" ticket so I did not "fight", but I did participate in the presentation portion (very good) and was able to get a lot of great pictures and videos of my "gladiators". Good experience. Would recommend it.

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    June 14, 2022

    Product ID: 34663