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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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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

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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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Great fun for all the family
Anthony_M
, Aug 2021
We absolutely loved this experience, we all learnt so much in a really fun and engaging way. We would love to go back.
star-5
The highlight of our time in Rome!
Michael
, Aug 2021
Fun time and a great experience for the whole family. Giacomo - Titus was a great guide with a good sense of humor 😀 My daughter (13) asked me for advanced gladiator classes - it says it all 👍
star-5
Amazing experience!
Tran
, Aug 2021
We love it. It was informative and great workout and a heck of a battle. Very good way to learn about gladiator
star-5
Excellent fun gladiator school
Timothy_D
, Aug 2021
Learnt a lot about gladiator history in an entertaining way and then had a lesson in basic combat and a good play fight against wife and kids! Lots of fun.
star-5
A must for kids
Ronnie_M
, Aug 2021
For my 11 year old this was the best part of the trip.. he enjoyed every single minute of it.. the instructor was amazing with him. I would highly recommend it.. make sure to bring mosquito spray( a lot of it).
star-5
Amazing and unforgettable
Tara_M
, Aug 2021
For my 11-year-old, Roman Gladiator School was the best and most memorable part of our entire experience. It's a really impressive two-hour physical education where you get to see, hold, wear, and hold actual ancient Roman headwear and weapons; learn to fight as gladiators did; and then put your education into a real competition (albeit, a much gentler version). A must. (One tip: if you're attending the dusk or night times, wear bug spray).
star-5
Building memories that last
Michael_G
, Jul 2021
With so many things to do and see in Rome it can be overwhelming. For my son the one standout memory he has is of his gladiator training. I think it will remain with him always. Thanks for the experience!
star-5
Our children say they want to go again.
LeahM
, Jul 2021
Thank you to “Titus”! We had a fantastic time, very realistic experience. My two boys aged 8 and 10 loved it! The museum is fascinating. Has just the right mix of action and education.
star-5
Best kept secret in Rome
Christina_S
, Jun 2021
This was our family's absolute favorite roman experience. We brought our two 6 year Olds and a teen and along with dad, they had the time of their lives. Possibly one of our favorite activities to date. Learning about gladiator combat and the history of the Roman empire was made super easy and fun by our guide/legionaire Massimiliano was a breeze thanks to his upbeat and engaging demeanor. I HIGHLY recommend this to all families.
star-5
Great experience!
Leslie_H
, May 2021
Our children found the experience fascinating and informative. A wonderful way to learn about Roman life.
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