Gladiator School of Rome: Gladiator Training

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from €120.00 EUR
Duration: 2 Hours
 Organized by: Gruppo Storico Romano

Discover what it requires an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. Throughout a hands-on lesson with trainers from the Historic Team of Rome, learn exactly how to combat with authentic weapons of the moment while wearing a traditional gladiator chiton and belt.

This engaging 2-hour course is designed for participants of all ages and offers a comprehensive and immersive experience of life as a warrior in ancient Rome. Gain insight into the lives of gladiators, learn the art of swordplay, and discover the rich history of the Roman Empire.

A Unique and Authentic Setting on the Ancient Via Appia

The Gladiator School is located on the historic Via Appia Antica, one of the most significant roads in ancient Rome. Steeped in history and surrounded by stunning scenery, the school offers an authentic backdrop for your gladiator training.

Your experience begins with an informative and captivating introduction to the Roman Empire and the role of gladiators within it. Delve into the lives of these brave warriors, their training, and the legendary battles they fought in the Colosseum.

The History of Gladiator Schools

Gladiator schools, or ludi, originated in ancient Rome around the 3rd century BC. They were initially established to train slaves, prisoners of war, and condemned criminals to fight in the arena for the entertainment of the Roman population. The first gladiator schools were humble establishments, but as the games gained popularity, more advanced and specialized schools began to emerge.

The Ludus Magnus, located in the heart of Rome, was the most famous of all gladiator schools. Built by Emperor Domitian in the 1st century CE, it housed around 2,000 gladiators and was directly connected to the Colosseum by an underground tunnel. Other notable schools in Rome included the Ludus Dacicus, Ludus Gallicus, and Ludus Matutinus.

Master the Art of Gladiator Combat

Under the expert guidance of skilled instructors, you will learn the fundamentals of gladiatorial combat using wooden swords and shields. Practice various techniques, including attack and defense strategies, while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic. The instructors ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the training session.

Gladiator Experience in Rome

Gladiator Experience in Rome

Gladiator Training Rome

Gladiator Training Rome

In-Depth Exploration of Roman Weapons and Armor

During your training session, you will also gain a deeper understanding of Roman weapons and armor. Explore the different types of swords, shields, and armor used by gladiators, and learn about their functionality and significance in ancient battles. This knowledge will enhance your appreciation of the gladiator’s skill and courage in the face of fierce combat.

Gladiator School in Rome

Gladiator School in Rome

After your training session, immerse yourself further in the world of ancient Rome with a visit to the Gladiator School’s museum. Here, you will find a fascinating collection of artifacts, including weapons, armor, and everyday items used by gladiators and other citizens of ancient Rome. This educational and interactive museum visit will enhance your understanding of the gladiator’s way of life and the rich cultural history of the Roman Empire.

Receive Your Gladiator Certificate and Celebrate Your Achievement

Upon completion of your training, you will be awarded a Gladiator Certificate to commemorate your accomplishment. Celebrate your newfound skills with refreshing drinks provided by the Gladiator School, a perfect way to conclude your unique and unforgettable experience.

Know Before You Go

  • Remember that parents and/or companions do not need to purchase a ticket if they are not attending the course. They are welcome to observe the training sessions and support the participants.
  • Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for physical activity.
  • Free cancellation is available up to 24 hours in advance, offering you flexibility in your travel plans.
  • Reserve your spot now and pay later, allowing you to keep your plans adaptable.
  • The Gladiator School of Rome is situated on the Appian Way. The nearest bus station is Appia Antica-Travicella, served by lines 118 or 218. Simply search for the location on Google Maps to plan your journey.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure at Rome’s Gladiator School and experience the thrill of ancient gladiatorial combat. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply looking for a unique and engaging activity, this immersive and educational experience is perfect for all ages. Book your Gladiator School experience today and step back in time to the world of ancient Rome!

What's Included
  • 2-hour guided gladiator training,
  • Learn gladiator combating methods from members of the Historic Team of Rome,
  • Wear and use traditional clothes and weapons,
  • Selection of lesson times throughout the day,
  • Consists of entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum.
What's not Included
  • Resort pick-up and drop off,
  • Food and drinks.
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day before tour starts.

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