If you've ever wanted to feel like General Maximus Decimus Meridius, now's your chance! Train like a real gladiator with a class at an authentic gladiator school.
At the Ludus Hadriani Gladiator School you'll have the chance to learn the ancient Roman flighting techniques at the hands of expert instructors. This is a class like no other!
First of all, you'll explore the school's museum which houses a collection of unique items related to the world of gladiators. An instructor will help you learn all about these items so that you fully understand and immerse yourself in this world.
Next, it's time to go from theory to practice and enjoy a gladiator training session. For two hours you'll be coached by experts as if you were an authentic gladiator, the most famous athletes in Rome.
You'll be completely kitted out with a helmet, arm and leg protectors and a shield and you'll learn how to use wooden swords and even heavy weapons such as the gladius. By the end of the day you'll be a true gladiator, and to prove this, you'll receive a Signaculum (a type of gladiator diploma). Can you think of a more authentic ancient Roman experience?
Children under the age of 5 can come to the school, but they will not be able to take part in the gladiator training session.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 5 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Per person||Children under 5 years old|
Per personUS$ 54.50
Children under 5 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking expert instructor.
Snack and water.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Tivoli).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Ludus Hadriani Gladiator School