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Enrol in Gladiator SchoolRome, Italy

Seriously, who hasn’t thought themselves capable of fighting a tiger while dressed in a miniskirt? If this sounds like you, consider a) getting some professional help, or b) travelling immediately to the Italian capital and enrolling in Scuola Gladiatori di Roma, otherwise known as Gladiator School.

Here, in the rough-and-ready surrounds of a re-created Roman barracks somewhere on the ancient Appian Way in the heart of the Eternal City, you’ll be taught such useful things as basic hand-to-hand combat, the essential techniques of gladiatorial sword fighting and how to use a large net and an oversized fork to really ruin someone’s day. For those who like to get a bit of education with their ancient ultimate fighting classes, a guided tour of the Gladiator Museum and a horrible history lesson is included in the price. Gladiator School can also be arranged through the Rome Cavalieri, a luxury resort, two miles from the Vatican.


The Gladiator for a Day experience costs about US$60.

Associazione Culturale Gruppo Storico Romano
gruppostoricoromano.it

Rome Cavalieri
romecavalieri.com

Tags: italy, sport, unusual experience

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