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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
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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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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Evelyn F, December 2014

It was a perfect mix of education and fun. The museum had many artifacts that allowed the participants to have a visual of the equipment used by gladiators, the life of ancient Rome, and the expansion of the empire. The gladiatore, instructor, was excellent and engaged all of the participants to have a good time.

Reviewed by: Ulrik B, December 2014

Sooo cool! Sure the small museum is a bit simple and could need some signs in English, but it was made with passion and love for the history. It kept the kids well engaged. It was not only about the Gladiator games, but also about the Roman war tactics, which was very interesting to hear. After the museum tour it was time to do the training. Don´t bring your prettiest clothes for this, it´s hard work, and a lot of fun!

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Tour code: 2466GLAD