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Scuola Gladiatori di Roma

18 - Appia Antica Street, 00179 Rome, Italy
00 39 06 5160 7951
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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15 reviews 15 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
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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