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Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Activity provider: Gruppo Storico Romano

Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Activity provider: Gruppo Storico Romano

From US$ 91.92 per person

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 288 reviews

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    It was a fun experience. I found I was the only one who had booked the class at that time slot. So lucky me got a one on one tour and lesson and extra attention. I learned about the different gladiators and equipment that they would use. Not sure if it’s normal but I got to try different helmets on? That was cool. Beside learning about the gladiators I learned about the Roman soldiers also. I was taught training and how to fight and defend. I got to practice these moves with the instructor before heading to the arena for the real battle.

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    September 8, 2022

    Excellent activity for children, but beware: you are made to put your belongings in unsupervised places (especially when we were filming the children in action) and despite the low number of visitors to the place and the good-natured atmosphere, someone searched in my bag and stole my cash!!! So beware!!!

    August 22, 2022

    A major highlight of our family’s time in Rome! Our gladiatrix instructor (I believe her name was Flamma) was smart and fierce and amazing and our boys (almost 12 and 8) had a blast. Our group was 7 kids (4 boys, 3 girls), starting around age 6 or 7, and everyone was totally engaged for the two hours. The school is on the Appian Way, one of the Roman Empire’s oldest and most important roads—a bit off the beaten path but really interesting to see. While you’re out there, the Catacombs are just a couple minutes away by taxi and we also had a wonderful lunch at Hostaria Antica Roma, on their terrace in the shadow of an ancient mausoleum.

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    August 21, 2022

    Product ID: 34663