Tickets for Gladiator Training & Gladiator School Museum

Prepare for intense battle as you train in the style of Rome's famous combatants

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
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Starting time
09:00, 11:00, 15:00 or 17:00
2 hours
  • Learn the ways of the gladiator in this special training experience that's as educational as it is thrilling
  • Dress up in traditional tunic and hone your sword skills in a variety of fun games, then fight for your life in the final gladiatorial tournament
  • Discover the fascinating history behind these iconic warriors in the included Gladiator School Museum

Step into the leather sandals of a Roman gladiator and prepare for 2 hours of riotous fun, as you're schooled in the ways of ancient Rome's prized pugilists. Sword in hand, you'll learn all about the history and techniques of gladiatorial combat, before putting your skills to the test in a swashbuckling test of swordsmanship that'll have the crowds screaming for more. Are you not entertained? You soon will be!

Don a traditional tunic and draw your (wooden) sword, as your grizzled instructor teaches you the ways of the gladiator. You'll get to practice your weapon skills and nimble footwork in a variety of fun games and exercises before going sword-to-sword in the final tournament.

Life wasn't easy for the gladiators, what with the low wages, aggressive colleagues, and the constant threat of stabbings. Luckily, Rome's own Gladiator School lets you experience the highlights (cool outfits, thrilling combat, eternal glory) without any of the downsides. Travel back to the height of the Roman Empire for 2 hours of rough-and-tumble fun, just a short distance from the real Colosseum.

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What's included
2-hour gladiator training in English led by members of the Gruppo Storico Romano
Gladiator clothing and weapons
One free drink (water or fruit juice)
Entrance to the Gladiator School Museum
Guided tour of the Gladiator School Museum
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Gladiator School Rome
Via Appia Antica 18, 00179, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide
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Getting There

Bus: Lines 118 & 218 to Appia Antica/Travicella

Ratings & reviews
9 Reviews

Oct 25, 2019
Must-visit if you are tired of sightseeing and want a bit more activity. Great for adults, children get engaged even more
Sep 28, 2019
One if the highlights of our entire trip to Italy was the Gladiator training & school. It was an amazing experience for my son and I. Our instructor Marcus (?) was amazing! He shared lots of information in the museum section of the school, and answered the tons of questions my 10 year old asked him. He was very funny, and age-appropriate with what he was teaching, as not to get into too much gore. The highlight was the gladiator training and sparring, as Marcus taught various sparring skills with swords, shields, Spears and nets. It was an amazing experience my son and I are still talking about and it’s the highlight of his trip.
Aug 25, 2019
It was wonderful my daughter loved it. Ulfgar was great with the kids and the adults found him to be hilarious as well. Well worth every penny.

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