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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator
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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
  • Visit the Roman Gladiator School and learn gladiator fighting skills
  • 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
  • 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.
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
  • Visit the Roman Gladiator School and learn gladiator fighting skills
  • 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
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2466GLAD
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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Storyteller109029
5 contributions
A must for families with children
Nov. 2021 • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John B
4 contributions
Fighting your son
Aug. 2021
My 13 year old and I did this together. Very educational and engaging. A tactile experience of both ancient Roman army and gladiator. Well worth doing - excellent instructor. My son’s favorite part of the entire trip.
Written 20 August 2021
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Cat Y
2 contributions
You will not regret this! We loved it!
Jul. 2021
Absolutely loved this experience from beginning to end!! My husband and I went as part of our recent trip to Rome (this was a gift for his birthday), and we loved every second. The history lesson on both Roman soldiers and gladiators was fascinating, including getting to try on pieces of equipment. The exercises they gave us are totally legitimate to what gladiators actually did to train, and completely kicked our butts (we had also just climbed St. Peter's Dome, and were about to go to Florence to climb the Duomo), and the sparring was fantastic. Massimillio was our guide and was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He totally brought history to life, and it was a great introduction before we went to the Appian Way for the rest of the day. Also, just a note for covid times, Massimillio was fastidious about the cleaning and safety procedures. We 100% felt in safe hands. The only note I'd say - make sure you wear sneakers ( I wore sandals and some of the exercises were harder)...
Written 29 July 2021
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kelw20172017
3 contributions
Kids had a blast!
Jul. 2021
Highly recommend! We came with our three high-energy kids (ages 4, 7, and 10) and they were entertained the entire time, having a blast. It was a definitely a highlight of their trip.
Written 28 July 2021
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alexandrar228
paris392 contributions
Amazing
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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Marcus
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Great family activity
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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nkokdm
Skoerping, Denmark49 contributions
Fin fighting
Jul. 2021 • Family
Slow beginning but full action at the end. We enjoyed fighting each other. It can be a bit difficult to find so be in good time.
Written 11 July 2021
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Trail769260
3 contributions
Fun activity for parents and kids
Aug. 2020
Brought 7 year old son here and it was one of his favourite bits of Rome. After a short tour of the museum to try out various shields, weapons and helmets we spent two hours on the training ground where our instructor taught us some moves, put us through some light training and then some practice fights. Our instructor was great with children and kept the experience fun and engaging throughout.
Written 6 September 2020
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houda e
London, UK53 contributions
So much fun
This was my kids favourite part of Rome, they had so much fun (and so did my husband as he got proper involved) the gladiator training them was excellent and kind also making sure to involve the little one who was only 4 as well as challenging my older children ages 12 and 15. My 6 year old didn’t want to leave. Definitely worth doing
Written 9 August 2020
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Marcus Price
1 contribution
Gladiators!
Feb. 2020 • Family
Fantastic experience in every way. The teacher was friendly and funny and my son and I really enjoyed it.
Written 21 February 2020
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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
Dennis076
Dennis076
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Very Nice Show
The performance of the Gruppo Storico Romano is really worthwile a visit. First you get some history, based upon co
Alud J
Alud J
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Great Family Fun!
We visited the Gladiator School with our three children. The welcome we received was very polite and friendly. We
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