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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$ 95.83 per person

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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 at the Gladiator School of Rome. The nearest bus station is Appia Antica-Travicella (lines 118 or 218)

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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 274 reviews

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    The program was really well designed and lots of fun for the participants and the audience. We got to learn a lot about the history of the gladiators in a fun way. The instructor was awesome and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for families with kids as a nice break from touring the museums.

    August 13, 2022

    Was great. Was a bit off the beaten path and at first we wondered where we ended up here but it was great. There was a short introduction with a lot of interesting facts in the museum and everyone could put on a helmet. Then there was a warm-up and a few attack strokes and defense options were shown and practiced. At the end you could hit each other's lids in an arena and you were declared a citizen of Rome. Our gladiator guide was super cool, enthusiastic, personable and had extensive knowledge. It was all in English and you didn't understand him that well from time to time. Overall it was very funny and fun but was quite expensive for the two hours. But would do it again and again.

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    July 18, 2022

    Max was our trainer. He’s a professional MMA fighter as well as a gladiator. Lots of interesting history about all kinds of Roman combat techniques. It was also a great workout….My wife and I are pretty out of shape and he accommodated us while taking us through various techniques. Super informative and endlessly entertaining. A great way to begin our Roman adventure.

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    July 18, 2022

    Product ID: 34663