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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator provided by Gladiator School of Rome

Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator
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Tour snapshot
Visit the Roman Gladiator School and learn gladiator fighting skills
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Become a gladiator for a day by going to the Roman Gladiator School experience in Rome. This hands-on lesson includes tuition in fighting techniques using authentic weapons, and a chance to wear a gladiator tunic and belt. This Gladiator School is located close to the Colosseum, so it's the perfect spot to re-energize, and swap sightseeing for something more interactive.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ideal for families—this experience is suitable for children aged 6 and up
  • Great photo opportunities—wear traditional gladiator clothing
  • Flexible experience—lots of daily times to choose from
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ideal for families—this experience is suitable for children aged 6 and up
  • Great photo opportunities—wear traditional gladiator clothing
  • Flexible experience—lots of daily times to choose from
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2466GLAD
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages, unless specified
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages, unless specified
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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vagabond
Alexandria, VA4 contributions
My wife and I came here mostly for a fun gimmick but found it to be both a lot of fun and very enriching. I am a huge history nerd and loved this experience. My wife loved the dressup and activity. Our instructor Dragana was extremely knowledgable about legionnary and gladiator techniques and tactics. She let us try on realistic armor and use realistic weapons used in the Roman era. It is the best interactive experience we had in Rome. I highly recommend any fans of Roman history to come here for some hands on experience.
Written 14 March 2022
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Andy C
79 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip to Rome. Our kids loved dressing up as gladiators and sparring for two ours. The staff here are absolutely fantastic: super patient with the kids, funny and extremely helpful. They gave us free water and extra masks when we realized we'd forgotten ours for our taxi back into the center of the city; they even let us borrow a phone charger. But it's a great experience, particularly if you have kids. It's about a 20-min taxi ride from central Rome, so allot yourself plenty of time to get there. It also helps to arrange a ride back or use a ride-sharing app for pickup. Other suggestion: bring mosquito spray! It's outdoors and you'll likely get a few bites if it's that time of year.
Written 26 June 2022
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Nashwa
3 contributions
Family
This was amazing!!
Our family (adults, kids aged 8 and 11) had the best time! We learned so much in such a fun way. The museum is great, with gladiator helmets, armour and weapons and then the gladiator practice and fights were hilarious. This was our first activity in Rome and it didn’t disappoint. Our teacher was perfect, forceful, knowledgeable - exactly what you want when you’re learning to be a gladiator! This is living history at its finest. P
Written 10 August 2022
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Gordon E
Brussels, Belgium381 contributions
We didn't really know what to expect when we booked this, but it turned out to be a super fun afternoon. There is a small museum on site with replicas of helmets, armour, shields, weapons and various war machines - not just those used by gladiators, but also those used by Roman legionaries. The experience starts with some explanation in the museum and some fun posing for photos with helmets, shields and spears.

Then you move outside for the lesson. You will learn and practice some of the techniques used by the Roman legions, then you will learn a few moves with wooden swords before doing a bit of sparring.

The woman who taught us was knowledgeable and obviously loved all things Roman. Her enthusiasm and passion shone through. She also knew how to make things enjoyable and fun. We would do it again. - had a great time!

It's a bit out of the centre on the Appian Way, but is accessible by bus. There is a sign at the end of the street, but at first it is not clear exactly where the location is. Just continue done the street marked number 18 and in a few minutes you will see the place.
Written 9 July 2022
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Marcus
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Great family activity - not overly polished or commercialised, but very authentic. We brought our boys (9 and 6) and they both loved it. Our guide, Davida, was excellent - very knowledgeable and engaging. You start with a brief tour of the museum to learn about the history of Rome and gladiators, and putting on a tunic and rope belt. The museum is small (one room) and is more like a prop store from a film, as pretty much everything is a replica. However, this makes it all the better for the kids as they get to handle swords, wear helmets, etc. Following this, Davida took up the role of lanista and put the kids through their paces in an outdoor arena, culminating in one on one gladiatorial combat! When finished, they got a certificate of citizenship for ancient Rome. Highly recommend, especially for kids who are into ancient Rome.
Written 25 July 2021
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alexandrar228
Dubai, United Arab Emirates415 contributions
We highly recommend this activity for the kids. Ours, aged 9, 11 and 14, loved it. It was very entertaining. Our kids who are not fluent in English have had no issue in understanding Titus, the lanista. There is a first introduction in the small museum full of artefacts used by Gladiators, then the training camp, and the fight. If you kids are bored with visit and museums, it is a must do.
Written 26 July 2021
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Laurisch
Hollywood, FL11 contributions
This is out first time in Italy traveling with our kids kids 15, 12 & 8. This was a fun and original way to learn about the Roman Gladiators before visiting the Colosseum. We all participated and had a lot of fun with the gladiator training. I highly recommend this activity if your kids are not so fond of long guided tours.
Written 9 July 2022
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Storyteller109029
5 contributions
Family
First of all the experience was amazing, we enjoyed every moment and did not want it to end. It felt like watching a show and participating in it at the same time. The training was excellent and of course we learned a lot. Highly recommended for families with children - this is the highlight of the trip for them and they will talk about it for a very long time.
Written 27 November 2021
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Jim S
1 contribution
Family
I went with my 9yr old son and we really enjoyed it as a morning out from all the amazing sightseeing. A brief historical talk with replicas of gladiator weapons and armour before some fun training exercises, learning sword attacks and blocks and then final (foam) sword fights in the arena. All the kids (and most of the adults) seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone gets a certificate. It's a bit out of the way (about 1.3m) from Navona area. We took a taxi there (€12) and walked back but they will order an uber/taxi for you at the end. The first bit of the walk on Appia Attica only has a small pavement for kids but the rest of the walk is great.
Written 12 April 2022
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Liz, Paul and family
Southend-on-Sea, UK3 contributions
Family
This was a genuinely brilliant experience. We have 4 boys aged between 8 and 18 years and it is so difficult to find an activity that interests them all. This totally nailed it. Our gladiator guide Olympo was fun, informative and excellent. The talk before the training was so interesting, even my oldest who got a 9 at gcse in classics at GCSE found little with which to disagree! The training was instructive and totally interactive and he took the time to talk to everyone and check their technique, then the battles in the arena were truly superb. Olympo told us he does twice weekly genuine gladiator battles; why are these not on at the colosseum in the evening for everyone to watch? What a spectacle that would be! Cannot recommend this experience highly enough.
Written 29 July 2022
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445charlottem
445charlottem
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So much potential, but miles away from expectation.
Be prepared to be eaten alive by mosquitoes! Performance very Ham, although the hosts are extremely welcoming and k
silvergreek
silvergreek
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Lot of fun!
Google and reserve directly with the school. Avoid viator. Viator is incompetent. They have the incorrect phone num
MummyTravels
MummyTravels
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A very fun chance to bring history to life
A very fun couple of hours learning more about gladiators and getting chance to show off our fighting skills - afte
Luculk
Luculk
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Great fun, see past the exterior and join in!
I booked this for our family with a 6 and 9 year old. The group leader was great fun and had us laughing from the s
ruthpcymru
ruthpcymru
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Gladiator school in Rome, amazing bonus to our trip in Rome
A real must for young and old, mix of learning and loads of fun with great instructors who have a passion for shari
I9851SJmichaeld
I9851SJmichaeld
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Really good fun
Was a little apprehensive about booking this due to the price, but just though ‘when in Rome!’ However, really enjo
ellenmuskox
ellenmuskox
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Educational, interesting and too much fun!!,
This was attached to a tour of the catacombs at St. Sebastian’s. We didn’t choose this, but OK, we’re willing to
StephenC2226
StephenC2226
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Highlight of my boys’ trip to Rome
We participated in a 2 hour gladiator training session. My two boys (11 and 8) could not wait, and it did not disap
MAGLR
MAGLR
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Kratos, Olympus and Tytanus
Very good time for kids. Initially main attraction supposed to be training, but short visit in to armoury / museum
Chrissie Gomez T
Chrissie Gomez T
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LOVED IT!
We love Emanuelle. He was a great gladiator and was very accomodating to my husband and his disabilities. We high
Jamie F
Jamie F
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Hail Brutus
We went Sunday and had a great time. The organisers where very friendly and obviously love doing their roles. Great
debbiep895
debbiep895
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Learning and laughter!
My group of four, ages 53-62, had a great afternoon learning about the history and times of gladiators. We were l
Catherine B
Catherine B
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Roman Holiday But Not as You Know It
We were advised to do this activity in the evening (as were in Rome in August); however, this meant that we were al
MagdalenaA558
MagdalenaA558
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Wonderful experience
We are a family of 4 from the UK, our children are 9 and 12. We booked the Gladiator School for Monday 12 August at
MommyYipe
MommyYipe
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My kids’ favorite part of our vacation!
My (very lucky) son was turned 7 while we were vacationing in Rome. We decided to try Gladiator School for his birt
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