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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 $61.30
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11am Lesson
Code: EN1100

Lesson beginning at 11am

USD $61.30
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1pm Lesson
Code: EN1300

Lesson beginning at 1pm

USD $61.30
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3pm Lesson
Code: EN1500

Lesson beginning at 3pm

USD $61.30
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5pm Lesson
Code: EN1700

Lesson beginning at 5pm

USD $61.30
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7pm Lesson
Code: EN1900

Lesson beginning at 7pm

USD $61.30
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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: 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.

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Tour code: 2466GLAD