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Scuola Gladiatori di Roma

18 - Appia Antica Street, 00179 Rome, Italy
00 39 06 5160 7951
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Naples, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is probably one of the best things we've done in the year we've lived in Italy. We loved Gladiator School. Our 8 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter had the best time, and so did my husband and I. The staff treated the children so well and taught us so much. There was a fun intro in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our 4 grandchildren ages 9 to 11 thoroughly enjoyed this activity even though it rained during part of it. We went to the Colosseum in the morning and then they learned how to be gladiators in the afternoon. The instructors were excellent. What fun for participants as well as spectators!

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a difficult review for me to write as I thought this was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy and Rome..my son was sooo excited to participate as he is in the full throws if his fascination with Roman and Greek mythology..I thought the explanation and description of the role of gladiators was great and demonstration... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

After our week long Rome visit, I asked my 12 year old what his favorite thing was. Not the Roman churches, ruins, catacombs, food,etc.....it was his 2 hour "Gladiator School"! I thought the instructor was excellant. He was funny and stayed in character throughout. You can tell that he enjoyed the teaching part. My son learned more than he thought... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Both me and my son have spent unforgetable time with Gruppo Storico Romano. This site is actually a base of XI Legion, reenactment group with well stocked armory in a Roman villa. Excellent insight in ancient Rome, with battering ram, balistas and catapults. Also our lanista (trainer) Marco Valerie was excellent tutor both to participating kids and adults and spectators.... More

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Paris, France
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This was the main highlight of our trip especially for my son. Its not a fancy place..infact its far away from the city and in a non-descript turn of a road that took the taxi guy a bit of time to figure out. However once you reach there, you will slowly but surely get to have fun. The instructor speaks... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Needless to say, for my 7 year old son highlight of Rome. But advertised at $73.00, but in reality I paid $176.00 and then over $50.00 to in from in cab fare. You have to take a cab because the walk would be a good 30 minutes-- just from drop off. There were four additional boys and I wondered what... More

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