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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

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Roma, Italy
Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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
Via Appia Antica, 18 , 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

This activity will end right where it started.
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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star-5
Fun activity out of the main city
Suzie_J
, May 2022
Very informative and fun! Mostly museum with trying on stuff. Actual fighting could be more detailed, but my 10 year old loved it.
star-5
Happy Gladiatrix
Hope_S
, May 2022
A ton of fun, brought my 11 year old daughter who loves Ancient Rome and she had a blast going from barbarian to training to a death match. Highly recommend the experience!
star-5
Entertaining
Cerrone_D
, Apr 2022
The Gladiator training was a lot of fun for my two boys nine and six years old. They have not stop talking about it. The touch museum was awesome, it was nice to be able to try on the helmets and actually touch the swords and shields.
star-5
Fun and educating experience for everyone
Ilan_Z
, Apr 2022
Great experience! Highly recomended. Family of four with two boys 12 and 16, started with history background delivered in a fun and funny way, moved to physical gladiators practice for all levels and then some fights in the areana which was the highlight. Staff was professional. Take into account in and out taxi drive from the city 10-15 EU each direction and bring food as there is no caffetiria.
star-5
Amazing educational and entertainment activity for the whole family
Tamar_K
, Apr 2022
This was such an amazing experience for the whole family! Kids had a blast - loved every moment of it! We heard so many interesting facts about gladiators, learned how to fight, and most importantly, loved the instructor - such a great humor! Must-do, especially if you are in Rome with kids.
star-5
Exciting must-doexperience with kids
Lydie_L
, Apr 2022
Our guide was really passionate and passioning !!! My son enjoyed a lot and my husband and I too !!!
star-5
Brilliant for families!
natalie_p
, Apr 2022
We had a fantastic time as a family of 4 at the gladiator school of Rome. Fantastic instructor and the kids loved every minute. The museum is really interesting and being able to touch and try on things really brought the experience to life for our kids. Especially our eldest who has been learning about ancient Rome.
star-5
What it is like being a gladiator
syeda_A
, Apr 2022
All 3 of our kids enjoyed this activity very much. This is an excursion you must do if you have kids, definitely worth the money. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Gladiator School
James_R
, Apr 2022
Brilliant experience, learned lots about gladiators in Rome and had great fun! A great whole family activity- staff v kind with children.
star-5
Brilliant
mairi_b
, Apr 2022
What a brilliant morning my son and I had at the gladiator school. Brilliant fun, engaging and educational. Would highly recommend. The staff/trainers were awesome.

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