Roman Gladiator School: Learn How To Become A Gladiator - Rome

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Via Appia Antica, 18, 00179 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a genuine gladiator school on the ancient Appian Way with this Roman Gladiator School tour. 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

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With this tour comes a two-hour lesson where 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 are not sure if you're up for this lesson, you can choose to watch friends or family free of charge. There's a great viewing platform in here. Try this Roman experience combining culture, sport and ancient legends, and ensure for yourself fun time in Rome!


2-hour class to become a Roman Gladiator in a Day

Lessons are instructed by members of the Historic Group of Rome


Gladiator clothing and weapons hire for the duration of your lesson!

Entry/Admission - Gladiator School of Rome



Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and beverages, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Booked the experience for my two kids and we all had the greatest fun. First, there was the most interesting and engaging tour of the small gladiator museum where we learnt about the history of gladiators and various interesting details of their life. Then there was the gladiator workshop. I watched while my kids participated in the training. The guide was exceptional! I cannot recommend this place highly enough - it's definitely worth it!

  • 21-Feb-2020

    This was fun for both adults and kids. Marcus was our guide/instructor. He provided a wonderful history lesson, engaging experience, and a lot of laughter, which all leads to happy memories of a fun time in Italy.

  • 14-Feb-2020

    Definitely one of the best experiences in Rome to do with kids of all ages, we all had a fantastic time learning how to be gladiators!

  • 27-Jan-2020

    A very fun and enjoyable session. As long as you are willing to 'get into the spirit of it', the instructor takes you through history of Rome, the Legions and Gladiators, then conducts a mock boot camp. Basic sword attack and defense strokes along with fitness accompanied by lots of attitude!

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Adding my voice to the chorus of praise - this was just an incredibly fun and informative way to get to know more about Roman history. The two young men who ran the show were incredible - fun, nice, knowledgeable...just wonderful. The "warriors" got to try on different helmets and learn about their uses. They got to hold different weapons and learn about them. They ran a crazy training course three times, then practiced offensive and defensive moves with little shields and wooden swords. They battled each other, then battled the guys from Gruppo Storico, who managed to help everyone "win" without making it too obvious. It was an absolutely perfect way to get a teen and a tween into the spirit of seeing the Colosseum and other historic sites. Don't hesitate - this will not disappoint!

  • 02-Jan-2020

    Both my son and daughter had a great time. They learned about the daily life of a gladiator and participated in the physical training and fights. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    My daughter (11 years old) thought this was one of the highlights of our trip to Europe. The instructor was informative, engaging and funny and kept her entertained. He also offered tips on self-defence which she still talks about and will probably stay with her for life. I would highly recommend doing this. I had read previous tips and made sure I had mosquito repellent which was required.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    This was the highlight of our Italy trip for our young kids (ages 6-10), and it was a very welcome break for them from museums and other typical visited sites. Our gladiator school "teacher" was incredibly amusing, and engaging - and our kids loved him. Must do - if you have kids in this age range.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    We went in and had a great time. The instructor was funny and knowledgable and the museum was hands on. We went in early November so the class was small but we still had a great time I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a good time.

  • 05-Nov-2019

    What a great way to spend the morning. An excellent experience for kids and kids at heart. Highly recommend this. Thanks to the guys at the school for the experience!

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