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The Gladiator School

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    Lauren Cotts

    Thanks eyes of rome team for sending me to this link. I was really excited about this school when I first heard about it but I wasn't sure how it worked or how far away from the center it was. Since this is the second time in Rome for my family and I, I don't think seeing the Coliseum again would be a good use of our time since there are so many other things to see there. Could you guys recommend me another tour that would go well with the gladiator school?

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    Tour Design Team

    Hello Lauren, 

    We're happy that this article helped explain the Gladiator School more clearly. Since you and your family have already seen the Colosseum and you're looking for other experiences to compliment the school, we would suggest either taking a tour of the Catacombs or even a walking or biking tour on Via Appia Antica. The Catacombs have an interesting dialogue with the lifestyles of ancient Romans and the dark theme of death linking the two subjects together. The Catacombs are popular with children because it feels as if they're Indiana Jones discovering hidden treasures! If you'd like to read more about these type of kid-approved tours, we've attached the link.

    The tour of Via Appia Antica is convenient because it's where the school is located and it has a fascinating story of being one of ancient Rome's oldest roads which functioned as a pivotal trading route. You're welcome to read similar advice we gave to our other customer Barbara who wanted to start her day with a more active experience for her children. We've also linked that conversation. 

    Please contact us if you have any further questions and we hope this advice finds you well!

    Best, 

    Eyes of Rome team

     

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    Lauren Cotts

    EOR,

    thanks again! I've received all your emails. I took the advice Mara gave me and I booked the Via Appia tour.

    See you guys soon!

     

    Lauren

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  • Hi Lauren! 

    Have you considered visiting Rome's ancient port, Ostia Antica?  If your kids are interested in the way the ancient Romans lived it would be a perfect complement to the gladiator school.  In Ostia you get to visit Roman baths, a theater, beautifully frescoed homes, and much more!  Its only a short drive/train ride from the center of Rome and having a tour guide show you around will really bring the ruins to life! 

    Cheers, Katie

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    Lauren Cotts

    Katie thats a great suggestion cause I've been told there's usually less tourists in Ostia and you can still learn a great deal about the life in ancient Rome. I'm sure that would also be a great tour to do next to the gladiator school too. Mara suggested we do two half day tours so we're thinking in total of doing 3 tours. I think we're planning on doing the bike tour on via appia antica then the school then the next day ostia and after that come back to Rome and do another tour after lunch but we're gonna wait for Mara's other suggestion.

    Thanks again, Katie you're super helpful

    Lauren

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    Lauren Cotts

     

    Amazing Francesco, Colosseum’s story teller !

    Francesco has been an amazing guide for our family of three (me, my wife and our kid of seven). He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, bringing fun facts and secret and hidden stories of Gladiators and Emperors. This way he was excellent on delivering a tour that satisfied both us and our boy. After Colosseum and Forum we went to the Gladiator School for our kid, and he had a great fun. By being a 'Gladiator for a day' he learnt more actively what it meant to be an authentic Roman!

    We highly recommend Eyes of Rome, nice staff and promptly responsive, who helped us with the organisation and on booking the best tour for us. Thank you again Mara for helping us finalising the organisation of the tours. Definitely a great experience!

     

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  • Hey Lauren, I am pleased you liked the tour! I enjoyed being your story teller too, and your kid is fantastic! I wish to see you again here in Roma. Ciao!

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