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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.)
Return Details:
Concludes at the Gladiator School of Rome

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9am Lesson
Code: EN0900

Lesson beginning at 9am

USD $63.06
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11am Lesson
Code: EN1100

Lesson beginning at 11am

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1pm Lesson
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Lesson beginning at 1pm

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3pm Lesson
Code: EN1500

Lesson beginning at 3pm

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5pm Lesson
Code: EN1700

Lesson beginning at 5pm

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7pm Lesson
Code: EN1900

Lesson beginning at 7pm

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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: emma, September 2015

This was an absolute must! In the end my husband took part with my 10 yr old. My daughter was unwell. The gladiator who took their class was absolutely first rate! He looked the part, he made it interesting, told us all about the different types of weapons, armour, moves etc for each level of fighter in the Roman Empire. Then it was training time. They had to do a few laps of a small arena, dodging sandbags, doing commando rolls etc and then it was time to learn how to fight. He used just the right amount of humour and seriousness. Taught them some basic moves/blocks with swords etc and then they got to fight with each other! Very well organised, he was an ex wrestler and professional gladiator. Brilliant!

Reviewed by: Richard B, September 2015

Perhaps because we were the only participants and thus got very personal attention, we rank this experience among the top activities done while in Rome. If traveling during warmer months, then we recommend to go in the morning while it is cooler.

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