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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2466GLAD
Master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a genuine gladiator school on the ancient Appian Way. You'll discover the secrets of Imperial Rome's gladiator games, get hands-on with ancient Roman history and have the best fun you can imagine!


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Family friendly
During your two-hour lesson, your gladiator instructor will teach you how to fight with authentic weapons used by the gladiators of ancient Rome. Lessons are organized and led by members of the Historic Group of Rome who specialize in the re-enactment of Roman life and gladiatorial combat.

Don't miss this opportunity to re-create Roman history and life as a gladiator. Dressed in a traditional gladiator tunic, belt, leather protective glove and rudis (training sword), you can let your imagination run wild as you play like Spartacus for a day, fighting off ferocious lions and sword-wielding warriors!

Next, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial sword fighting and take part in an optional gladiatorial tournament, with the winner receiving a victory prize. All participants receive a certificate of accomplishment.

If you're fascinated by Roman Gladiators but not sure if you're up for it, you can choose to watch friends or family free of charge. There's a great viewing platform.

Are you up to the challenge of this truly Roman experience combining culture, sport and ancient legends!

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Lessons commence at the Gladiator School of Rome, located approximately 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from The Colosseum
2 hours (approx.)
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Concludes at the Gladiator School of Rome

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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Roman Gladiatior School Learn How to Become a Gladiator

  • 2 hour private lesson 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!
  • Entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages, unless specified
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  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Huraiyah A, January 2016

I had so much fun with the gladiator training. The trainer was knowledgeable and hilarious.

Reviewed by: Susan B, January 2016

My 10-year-old son did this and loved it. He already said that when we go back to Italy we put coins in Trevi Fountain to ensure that we do come back that he wants to do this again. The guides were very helpful and informative. To get there, we took the metro to the Colosseo metro stop and then took a taxi to the school. The school called taxis at the end for anyone that needed one. Afterward, we visited the Colosseum. I think it really helped my son enjoy the wonder of the Colosseum having just finished gladiator training at the school.

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Tour code: 2466GLAD