Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator in this hands-on lesson at the Gladiator School of Rome, located on the Appian Way not far from the Colosseum.
Are you ready to become a real Roman gladiator? This 2-hour shared lesson is interactive fun for the whole family. You and your kids will learn the fighting techniques developed more than 2,000 years ago by professional swordsmen in ancient Rome. The lesson starts with a tour of the Gladiator Museum to provide some insight on the history of Rome and the daily life of a gladiator (or "gladiatrix," as female gladiators were known).
Then, covered from head to toe in full gladiator armor, you will enter the training arena to learn all about gladiator tactics and techniques. The instructor teaches you how to defend yourself with a metal protective shield, how to fight with the rudis (training sword) and swing the wooden sword, as well as introducing you to the steel spatha - the preferred weapon of the elite Roman Legionnaires.
Once your training is completed, all of the participants will get a certificate from the Senatus Populusque Romanus and become full-fledged Roman citizens. This is an adventure that will transport you and your family back in time 2,000 years and is guaranteed to leave an indelible memory of your stay in Rome!
If you are fascinated by Roman gladiators but not sure if you are up for it, you can choose to watch friends or family free of charge.
|# of People||Price|
|1 person||$179.00 per group|
|2 people||$267.00 per group|
|3 - 5 people||$357.00 per group|
|6 - 10 people||$446.00 per group|
This shared lesson includes: 2-hour Roman gladiator training; hire of gladiator clothing and weapons; entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum.
Minimum age is 7-years old.
The lesson takes place on the Via Appia Antica approximately 1.5 miles from the Colosseum.
Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.
Sites Included: Gladiator Arena, Gladiator Museum
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