Rome Gladiator for a day

Learn How to be a Gladiator on this Fun Family-friendly Activity at the Gladiator School in Rome

Type: Small group activity
Duration: 2 hours
Availability: Daily, except national holidays
Special information: Trainee Gladiators must be at least 6 years of age. The school is located on Appian Way (near the Colosseum).


Learn the secrets of the Gladiators with a lesson at the Gladiator School in Rome

This fun, family-friendly activity in Rome gives you the opportunity to find out what it took to be a Gladiator in ancient Rome, and includes a lesson with a professional instructor from the Historic Group of Rome, as well as entry to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum.

The instructors that run this fun activity all specialise in Roman re-enactment to give you an intriguing and authentic glimpse back to the traditions of the Roman Empire. As a part of the lesson, you will get to try on traditional clothing that the Gladiators would have worn, including a belt, tunic and leather gloves, and you will have your own rudis, which is a training sword used by Gladiators. You will then learn the skills used by ancient Gladiators during their battles at the Colosseum, including sword fighting. After learning the secrets of the Gladiators, you will even have the opportunity to take part in a fun Gladiator tournament!


What's included

This Rome Gladiator activity includes:

  • a two-hour lesson in Gladiator fighting techniques with a professional tutor
  • traditional costume hire
  • entry to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum (to see ancient Gladiator weapons and artefacts)
  • certificate of your training
  • free drink

Friends and family can watch your lesson from the viewing gallery.

If you have booked a Rome family holiday with us and would like to add this activity to your package, or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.