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Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Activity provider: Gruppo Storico Romano

Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Activity provider: Gruppo Storico Romano

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
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!
  • 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

    Meet your instructor at the Gladiator School of Rome, located on the Appian Way. The nearest bus station is Appia Antica-Travicella (lines 118 or 218).

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    4.7 /5

    based on 312 reviews

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    We had a fantastic and very interesting time at the Gladiator School! What a fantastic way for the 2 kids (girl - 12.5, boy - 9) to learn about the history and way of life of the gladiators and Romans, they enjoyed the explanations and especially the training and so-to-speak "fighting". Even us adults (the mother and grandmother of these children) took part and enjoyed the experience totally!! We highly recommend this activity for the young and old, alike!!!

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    November 19, 2022

    Overall, I thought it was a very cool experience for the kids. I would certainly choose one of the later timeslots available, as we had the first one of the day, and the workers were just arriving to open up everything when our time was supposed to start. I feel we likely missed out on some of the experience by arriving so early, but all-in-all, thought it was a pretty fun activity for the kids.

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    October 29, 2022

    Very expensive but enjoyable activity plus you need to get yourself there and back which cost €16 each way. When I booked this for my grandson it offered an extra person for £30.05 so I added another place. However they charged £165 for two so it was very misleading. The museum was interesting and my grandson enjoyed trying all the helmets and weapons. The trainer was good. However, the minute we walked in we were literally attacked by swarms of bugs. It's so bad they even provide bug spray but as we'd arrived early we were literally covered in bites already.

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    November 2, 2022

    Product ID: 34663