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Address: 18 - Appia Antica Street, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 00 39 06 5160 7951
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Kids LOVED it; went back a second day

Our boys LOVED this gladiator school so much, my husband took them back a second time. We were in Rome for 5 days with our three sons (8 months, 6 years, and 8 years), and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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KidsOnTheRoad
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our boys LOVED this gladiator school so much, my husband took them back a second time. We were in Rome for 5 days with our three sons (8 months, 6 years, and 8 years), and the two older ones took part. We took the boys on our second day in Rome, in the morning. The "gladiator training" begins with a... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My teenage son and I had a fun and information few hours learning some sword fighting techniques used by gladiators. It was a fun way to learn about Roman history. The little museum was great as we could try on the various helmets and shields to get a better idea of how it felt to be a combatant.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took time to find this little place and our son who was 13 at the time absolutely had a great time. They even encouraged his father to try his had at being a gladiator. The history was appreciated and the chance to be a gladiator for our son and to defeat other "gladiators". It was a fun, safe time.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having visited the Colosseum in the morning, a trip to Gladiator school rounded off a perfect day for my seven year old son (dad enjoyed it too!). The museum was very interesting, but it was the fighting and learning about the lives of Gladiators which had him chattering excitedly for hours afterwards. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon making very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On a week long trip to Rome, this was the kids' favourite attraction! There was a one hour tour of the museum, made interesting by the guide (a gladiator) telling stories and pretending to poke the kids with weapons. Then a one hour lesson where the kids were put through their paces, training camp, learning how to be a gladiator,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had read reviews before taking 3 grandchildren to Rome (ages 15, 15, & 12). The reviews most helpful were those giving directions to school's location. I gave our taxi driver the school's address; he had no problem finding it - located down a 'dirt road' off the main road. I was reassured that we were in the correct location when... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was difficult to get there even by taxi and costly. Place was run down. Spent an hour in a Museum? boring. Not worth the money and time.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were also skeptical that it would be hokey, but our gladiator instructor was charming, engaging and quite hilarious, too, and made it a really, fun and educational experience for my 8 yo son and his parents. There was an odd torrential downpour in Rome this particular day, so we were the only ones at the school. I wish I... More 

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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for something different for my 22 year old as we have been to Rome a number of times before. I fell upon this activity. Thought it might be hokey but turned out to be a blast and had both of us in hysterics. The first 45 minutes involved a tour through a small but fascinating exhibit about... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I thought it might be a bit hokey but it turned out to be a great experience. The gentleman that taught us had the heart of a teacher. These guys take the time to make sure the equipment and information is accurate. All 4 of us tried the combat (2 adults in their, um, middle years), 2 boys, 17 and... More 

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