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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 had a blast at Gladiator School. My husband and I went with our 3 kids ages 10, 10 and 13. The instructor was very humorous and keep everyone engaged. Be aware that you will not be sitting idly. Everyone was jogging...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I signed myself up for this with my 6 year old son. Marcus was great in character and managed to engage my son's very short attention span. Teaching touchy subjects like war, slavery and violence to a child can be difficult, but he pulled it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gwystyl
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the Gladiator School as a break to touring Rome for our little boy aged 8 and we were all really impressed by the experience. We booked two tickets so that I could do it with my child and my wife came to watch....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tuttodue
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Quirky and charismatic! We took a large group of children who, without exception, had a great experience. Our ‘host’ was a lady (opera singer by training!) who guided us through Roman history and the story of the gladiator and Roman soldier. All in fluent English....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter to the Gladiator School as part of a short two day trip to Rome. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it. The session is split into 2 parts with the first hour spent in the museum hearing a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JonOD72
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The Gladiator School was a welcomed break from the hot city streets and crowds! The lesson was intimate and personalized, and our entire family enjoyed the action and lessons. The kids enjoyed checking out the Gladiator gear, and learning about it in the museum. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AmySkowyra
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We did this gladiator training with our three young children (12,10 and 7) and really enjoyed it. It was great to go through the small museum and then go in to gladiator training and learn some techniques. Some tips for others: - make sure you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kyjowill
Reviewed 26 September 2018

It was great. Kids really enjoyed it, and so did the parents. Titus was our instructor and he was amazing and made the kids have so much fun. He also knew so much about gladiators.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roseann M
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Well worth the cost. Very informative & great fun in the school. Highly recommended. Thanks to Emmanuelli.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank huw j
Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you are touring Rome with elementary school or middle school aged kids (especially boys), I'd strongly recommend it - a great break for them from looking at ancient ruins, but they do sneak in some educational content in the tour of the gladiator "museum"...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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4 June 2016|
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Response from Alison B | Reviewed this property |
Id get the adults to watch the training then join the fight at the end. Probably ok for the older boy if hes not too "cool"for it !
16 May 2016|
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Response from Murraymint25 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to, but really such fun. Nico is extremely polite.
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15 May 2016|
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Response from TracyS435 | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to pay nor participate. The kids will love it! There's seats where you can enjoy the show. :)