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Gladiator Museum Tours and Activities

Gladiator Museum
There’s no symbol more evocative of ancient Rome than the gladiators, and visitors of all ages will enjoy spending a few hours at the modern city’s Gladiator Museum. Admire faithful reproductions of helmets and armor—including shields and breastplates—worn by the fighters over a span of almost 1,000 years.

The Basics

Just a short distance away from where these fierce warriors used to stage battles, the Gladiator Museum displays more than 500 helmets, cuirasses, and weapons. Learn about how armor and weaponry evolved between the seventh century BC and the fourth century, the influences from across the globe that molded their styles, and the techniques and technologies that went into creating each piece. The museum’s lower level connects to the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian—look for the gladiator prison.

To save time at the entrance, buy your ticket online in advance.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Gladiator Museum is a must-do for ancient history buffs, fans of gladiator lore, and travelers who have just toured the nearby Colosseum.
  • Photography is allowed throughout the museum.
  • The museum isn’t wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There
Located on Piazza Navona in the historic center of Rome, the Gladiator Museum is easily reached via one of the many buses that stop on Largo di Torre Argentina, a short walk away.

When to Get There
Open all day, every day, the museum is a nice respite from the heat and crowds of Piazza Navona during the summer.

Piazza Navona
Don’t miss the sumptuous oval “square” known for its baroque masterpieces, including Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, and Palazzo Pamphilj. Ringed by lively outdoor cafés and thick with street performers day and night, Piazza Navona is one of the city’s most beautiful and vibrant public spaces.
Address: Piazza Navona, 90, Rome 00186, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Rome walking tour: Churches, Squares and Fountains

Rome walking tour: Churches, Squares and Fountains

This relaxed walking tour is a great chance to explore the very center of Rome, visiting some of the most beautiful landmarks of the Eternal City. The streets of Rome are home to some of the city’s finest art, and that is why it is often referred to as an “open air museum”. In around 3 hours, you walk through a picturesque part of the compact historic center of Rome, visiting its most iconic sights and some of the lesser-known corners. With a local, licensed and expert tour guide, you can hear the stories and anecdotes that bring these incredible sights to life. With a small group sizes up to 12 people, it’s easy to interact. Furthermore, when busy, the guide sports a flag so to be always in sight. All of this so you can relax and enjoy your walking tour of Rome. The “Churches, Squares and Fountains” walking tour is the perfect way to get to know some of the art and history of Rome travelling at an easy pace. Grab the opportunity to plunge yourself in the deep heart of Rome.
  • 2 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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