Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 2 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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


Your gladiator lesson takes place at the Gladiator School of Rome, located near the Colosseum on the historic Appian Way. Specializing in the reenactment of ancient Roman life and gladiator fighting, your instructors are members of the Historic Group of Rome and will begin your class by providing you with your costume — a traditional belt, tunic, leather gloves, and a training sword known as a rudis. Learn the basic skills of gladiator sword fighting before summoning your imagination and channeling your inner ancient Roman as you fight off ferocious lions and battle other sword-wielding gladiators. If you wish, you can participate in an optional gladiator tournament, complete with a prize for the victor. Either way, all participants receive a certificate of accomplishment at the end of your lesson. Friends and family are allowed to watch your class from the viewing platform. Admission to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum is also included so you can check out gladiator weapons and other artifacts.

Stop At:

• Gladiator School of Rome, Via Appia Antica 18, 00179 Rome Italy

  • 2 hour class 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!

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
Departure Point

Via Appia Antica, 18, 00179 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Martin R

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.

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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.

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Kylie S

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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Katherine B

This is a MUST do! If you love the colleseum you HAVE to do this... it brings to life all the things in the colleseum. You go through all the gladiator 'stuff' and then do a hands on gladiator training. What makes this really special is that the program is run by a gladiator himself! One who you would recognise from movies and train all those who are gladiators! His knowledge and passion is brilliant as is his engagement with every one no matter their age. THANK YOU for making such a fun morning. Simply take a short cab ride or bus to location and that also is part of the fun and jpourney.

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Noah B

This was a really fun way for kids (and adults) to participate in a historical experience. My kids were grinning and laughing the whole time and really enjoyed it!

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Roman Gladiator School



Roman Gladiator School

showing us how it's done!


Roman Gladiator School

sword fighting



We had the honor of joining the prestigious crew of Scuola Gladiatori Roma at their favorite restaurant. The food was amazing, as was the company.


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My son and Fabio!!


Rome Gladiator School

Run away!


The tools of the trade

We went directly to the store and bought him a training sword and he slashed his way through Rome. He spent the rest of the time in Italy trying to talk me into buying him a Gladiator helmet. Rome was just not ready for Gladiator Chase.


We Survived!

After an exhausting lesson and battle with our instructor.


Roman Gladiator School

Two gladiator's showing us their fighting skills.


The head from Gladiator

The head from the first scene in the movie 'Gladiator'.



Father and son Caesar and Brutus? in combat.


Ave! Receiving the gladiator papers at the end of the session.


Brothers in duel.


Paolo giving his instructions.


Setting the pieces together to make a horse stopping cross.


Trying the sword, shield and helmet in the museum.


Trying on the costumes at Gladiator School.


Gladiator Training in the Arena







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