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Scuola Gladiatori di Roma

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Address: 18 - Appia Antica Street, 00179 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 5160 7951
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Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator
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Gladiator school was my 10 year old son's Christmas gift this year. He had been excited about it ever since we booked our vacation 4 months prior and the experience ended up being... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jupiter, Florida
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gladiator school was my 10 year old son's Christmas gift this year. He had been excited about it ever since we booked our vacation 4 months prior and the experience ended up being everything he had hoped for and more. The school was a 20 minute Uber ride from our hotel near the Vatican. We were greeted at the gate... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even our 18 year old had fun! There were students from "4 to 45", and every one of them enjoyed their time. The instructor has a great way with students, blending humor, encouragement and challenge while keeping things moving. One of our boys who has been a martial arts instructor for a number of years found the combat technique quite... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Awesome" is a much-overused word that still does not even begin to describe this experience. This was one of the top things that I had been looking forward to on my trip. The downside of that is that often, when you look forward to something long enough, reality can't meet your expectations. That did not happen here. It was in... More 

3 Thank Alan_Kay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We booked this trip as a bit of fun, my husband, me and our 2 sons.... who are 26 and 23!!! I think they guy's face fell a little when he saw their age as I don't think we fit the usual family ID. We absolutely loved it. Great history lesson in their mini museum. We knew what to expect... More 

1 Thank MrsTinckles
Windsor, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed spending a couple of hours with our kids at this school (age 9 and 11). Our wonderful teacher Jiacomo was entertaining and enthusiastic for the whole 2 hours, got us really involved and taught us a lot about gladiators. Top tip is bring insect repellent...we were eaten alive!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I recently took my 8 yr old son to Gladiator School, and although he was a lone student, he still had a blast. They have an impressive display of paraphernalia, which he enjoyed trying on. His instructor was fun and engaging, and he learned a lot about both Roman soldiers and gladiators. I wish I had known ahead of time... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went so the kids could be gladiators for a day. Our trainer Emanuele was an enormous man who teaches 7 different types of martial arts. He knew his history about the gladiators and the first hour was learning about gladiators, but it was so intriguing and interactive that we were all engaged the whole time. Emanuele is really a... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Was a great experience, children loved it, Emmanuel was a top man with the children and gave us all ( Nonna, mom and dad ) free tour and talk about the roman soldiers and gladiators. Great little museum attached.

Thank willtyson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

As a former tae kwon do instructor, I had to check this place out! It's definitely more geared toward kids and beginner martial artists but I enjoyed myself immensely! The instructor knows his history and also his fighting skills, having little weapons experience, it was a nice refresher for me from an intro Kali class I took many years ago.... More 

Thank Heather F
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Toured Rome and Venice with my kids and grandkids. GLADIATOR SCHOOL was the highlight! This high compliment comes from us adults watching, and each of the kids, aged 5-14 We went to class after a morning at the Colosseum. Perfect! Our instructor was top notch, got the kids involved in the history, practice and pride of the gladiators. After the... More 

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