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Scuola Gladiatori di Roma

18 - Appia Antica Street, 00179 Rome, Italy
00 39 06 5160 7951
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Findlay, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Fantastic! We booked our kids - aged 6, 7, 11 and 12 in for a mid afternoon session in the middle of August. It was hot and a little dusty - but they were gladiator trainees for an hour an an half and learned so much about Roman history (and levels of their own fitness) while being drilled with exercises... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked the visit via Viatours, if you speak Italian then you could book it direct, which would be much cheaper. The school/museum is located 10 minutes taxi drive from the Colosseum, I wouldn't try to get there by local transport unless your Italian's good. The place is down a laneway, you'll be second guessing yourself when you arrive. The... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I had booked Gladiator Schhol for my boys ages 11 and 14. It was a 2 hour session. The first hour in the Gladiator "museum", learning all about the history of the Gladiators. Our instructor was extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic. He does re-enactments, and still does weekly training! The second hour was Gladiator training outside. The boys got a certificate... More

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Monroe, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I booked this activity based on tripadvisor reviews and I will tell you we were not disappointed. We traveled through Italy this summer with my 13 and 9 year olds and wanted to make sure they had fun while exploring the country. This was their favorite part of the trip! What a great tour/ activity to keep both children and... More

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Dublin, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I booked this as a novel way to spend just a couple of hours while in Italy for 10 days. It was one of the top highlights of our trip! My son is 15 and my husband and I are 48-- we all had the best time. Our instructor was top notch. He made the experience. The museum was informative... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I'm a high earning executive and found this to be a great stress reliever. The other reviews say it all very well. It s hokey. It is fun. It is informative and educational. Perhaps the most "insider" view of gladiators and their role in entertainment, gambling, and book-making. I'm pretty sure the whole program is put on by a historical... More

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