Reviewed by: Edouard T, August 2016
A great experience. Our instructor Piero was wonderful - knowledgeable, funny and entertaining - and both children and parents had fun. Great memories and photos to bring home. Our kids need activity-based learning, and they took more away from these 2 hours than from the Roman ruins we saw earlier in the day! Wholeheartedly recommend. We went for a late afternoon session, which was cooler, but watch out for the mosquitoes.
Reviewed by: Filomena C, August 2016
What a fun activity, we took our two grandchildren both 9 years of age, they had the best time and exercise, it was 2 hours of fun, learning history and play how to be a Gladiator, the instructor himself
was fabulous. Thank you much for the experience.
Reviewed by: Anne M, August 2016
This was great fun and very educational. We were the only 3 people there so was a bit concerned as to whether it was actually going to take place as the place was still locked when we got there, but the instructor was beyond excellent! He opened up, and then gave us a guided tour of their museum, explaining all of the weapons and military strategy.
We then began the training and he made it great fun. My 13 year old loved it - and the husband enjoyed beating him at the fighting!
Well worth it - and the kids will love it.
Reviewed by: L H, August 2016
This was by far one of my pre-teens' favourite parts of our trip to Rome. Both boys 11 and 13 participated, along with my husband and three others. The museum was very interesting, though I do wish there had been 10 minutes after the organized tour time to take a peek at some of the items NOT highlighted by our guide, Giacomo. The morning was a bit of a workout for them the warmup in particular with its jogging, pushups and obstacle course, but they loved every minute of it, heat wave and all! Sparring at the end was hilarious to watch, as was the battle formation drills. Well worth every cent! We'd even do it again when we go back to Rome. Thanks, Groupo Storico for making this available to us!
Reviewed by: Louisa H, August 2016
Needs 10 stars!
Hands down the most fun thing we and #39;ve ever done on a holiday!
The gladiators were amazing, it was extremely educational but in a fun way my kids all had a blast, they are 11 7 and 4 even my daughter enjoyed it and she and #39;s a diva!
I would recommend this experience to anyone going to Rome!
Reviewed by: Emilie M, August 2016
This was one of the highlights of our trip. It was exceptionally fun to learn the fighting techniques, spar with my children using foam swords, and just generally experiencing something different.Rome is an amazing place but is often difficult for the children to relate to the history. This was the perfect anecdote to ruin overload. I have an 8 year old son and a 12 year old daughter and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I especially enjoyed beating my son in the sparing match :
Reviewed by: Marilyn N, August 2016
My fourteen year old son and his father did this and loved it! Our guide and trainer, Jacamo, was fantastic! He had a thorough knowledge of Roman history and gladiator and military techniques. He shared these with grace, enthusiasm and humor. It ended up being quite a workout! Highly recommended!