Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator
Reviewed by: Barbara S, July 2015
We had a great time! I would highly recommend this for both adults if you are fit and children. They were great during the event and helpful with getting transportation back to hotel.
Reviewed by: David K, July 2015
If you have kids under the age of 12, I highly recommend this. It was the highlight of my 9 yr old's whole trip to Rome. The instructor's were great and spoke passable English but the kids didn't seem to mind. They did a great lesson about gladiator and Roman history before they took the kids out to the sand pit to train them to be gladiators. They did get to spar with each other and with the parents which was the highlight. Even my 14 yr old enjoyed the sparring part and fought her younger sister. They had a different training area for younger kids and then another one for older kids and adults.
Reviewed by: Jon P, July 2015
OK, off the beaten path, take a taxi to get here, and they will call for one at the end to take you back. Strange, kitschy entrance, with a fun little museum. The gladiator trainer/tour guide gave great historical perspective of gladiators in Rome, and the the fun began. Gladiator school was both fun for observers and participants. Great for ages 10-50. Highly recommended in Rome, if you are tired of Museums and Churches, this is for you, simple half day fun.
Reviewed by: Karen N, July 2015
What a fabulous and fun morning we had learning about gladiator history and all the training skills required to be a gladiator. My 9 year old had a ball as did my husband even if he did get to be the demonstration victim. The tour started with some history and explanation of the the various types of gladiators and the weapons they used. Then onto the main activities. Some warm up training, then the basics of moves using a wooden sword. The highlight was getting to battle an opponent. Son beat the father!
Highly recommend this activity.
Easy enough to get to. We took the metro to Piramide then due to being the first session of the day and not wanting to be late, we grabbed a taxi for the 5 minute ride.
After the training we actually walked back to Ostiense station, which took 15 minutes, then the train back to town but you could take a bus as well.
Reviewed by: Heather P, July 2015
I read all the reviews before I booked. My husband and I had honeymooned in Rome and this time around we had our 7 year old daughter so I wanted to do something I thought she would like since we weren't missing anything we hadn't already seen. We all participated and loved it. There is physical activity and you will get sandy/dirty and hot. They give you water! It was great. The museum tour was really insightful. Then to the ring for training. Hermes was our master and had a good balance of staying in role and cutting us a little slack when needed. Be prepared that when they order you a taxi back, you pay for the taxi to get there AND to get to your destination at least that's what our driver charged us. Not like in the states... Have the taxi drive you down the road. No need to walk that stretch by trash cans as it sounded like some people had done.
Reviewed by: Jennifer K, July 2015
My 7 and 9 year old boys enjoyed Gladiator school. They had lots of fun learning the technique with the sword and then learned a lot in the museum room. It made what they saw at the Colosseum seem more real and impactful.
Reviewed by: Vipul M, July 2015
We took three of our sons there - this place is amazing. Wonderful and interesting narration of history for all ages. Everyone had a great time learning essential gladiator skills. They were also very kind to call a taxi for us at the end of the lesson. Highly recommended !!