Ludus Magnus
Ludus Magnus
3.5
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The area
Neighbourhood: Celio
How to get there
  • Colosseo • 2 min walk
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 2 min walk
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Cosmopolitan792938
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Very interesting to see. I saw it on Google Earth, while prepping for our trip to Rome. We stopped on our way walking from Basilica San Giovanni en Laterano, to the Colosseum. Unfortunately, development ate up more than half of the land. During the tour of the underground of the Colosseum, our guide showed us the closed opening to the tunnel that joins Ludus Magnus with the Colosseum.
Written 20 February 2024
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Random and awesome
It's easy to imagine the gladiators here before the colosseum. I love the fact that this is just a random patch of ruins on a street corner.
Written 23 January 2022
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Neil Smith
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Not a great landmark in itself but worth a look as it's next to the Colosseum. A few nice bars to sit outside with a drink whilst overlooking the Colosseum in this area.
Written 28 June 2021
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,876 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We walked past this several times, as we were staying nearby. There's not a lot to see - just the lower portion of the walls of the buildings. There must be much more of the Ludus under the surrounding streets.
Written 21 February 2020
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nearby the Colosseum you can see the ruins of the Gladiator training school. Not too much is left to see.
Written 13 July 2019
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI764 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
You are probably going to the Colosseum, right? This is right across the street and helps to paint a bit more complete picture of the area, so spend 10-15 minutes here.
Or don’t.
It won’t make or break your Roman Holiday.
Written 11 July 2019
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This Gladiator School is in almost complete ruins. So, in reading a description of the school in Pompeii, there was an open court in the middle. Around this, there was a roofed passage with Gladiator rooms attached. There was a kitchen, hospital, and graveyard. The Gladiator would practice with wooden and blunt weapons and be expected to fight with real weapons 20 times per year. The Gladiator was well fed with plenty of barley and meat and was permitted a tryst once per week. This Gladiator School was very near The Roman Coliseum and must have had tunneling leading to the main arena. It’s too bad not more is still intact.
Written 21 June 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This site located next to the Colosseum was the largest gladiatorial training school in ancient Rome. Today only a small part of the ruins are visible. Most of it are still buried under the modern street, Via di San Giovanni in Laterano and the restaurants on the other side of the street.
Written 18 December 2018
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This area located next to the Colosseum was home to stables, barracks and gladiatorial training grounds. Access to the Colosseo was via an underground passageway. The ruins seen at the excavation is part of the large barracks.
Written 23 June 2018
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Ludus Magnus is the archaeological site where the old Gladiatorial Training School used to be in ancient times. Quite an interesting site, which you can view from the street.
Written 4 November 2017
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