Been there, not done that!’s Roman gladiator course featured in the Sun newspaper on the 15 November 2008.


INSTEAD of going to musty museums, how about signing up for Gladiator School?

This two-hour course would easily fit into a weekend break and takes place in the arena of the Gruppo Storico, just outside Rome. You are kitted out to learn combat techniques before an optional tournament.

Make a day of it by checking out the gladiator museum in the grounds of the arena.

GOING THERE: BA Holidays have three nights’ B&B at the three-star Kennedy Hotel in Rome from £199, including BA flights from Gatwick.

See or call 0844 493 0758.

HAVEN’T DONE THAT: Classes run daily from 9am to 7pm. Prices are from £98 per person.

See Learning Holidays or call 08445020445.

While this course no longer runs, you can find all of our activity holidays in Italy to immerse yourself in its ancient culture.