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Gladiators tended to be criminals, prisoners of war or slaves who were trained to fight in professional schools. As their fame increased, some men eve...

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See the best of Rome with a three-hour guided tour of city’s most famous sites. This mixture of ancient and more recent landmarks is introdu...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
£ 31
Archaeological tours

See the best sights of Rome and its most famous monuments, squares and fountains by taking part in this intimate small group morning walking...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
£ 49
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Get VIP treatment with your own Private Ancient Rome Tour as you skip all the lines and enjoy the privilege of customizing your own tour. Yo...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
£ 357
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If you had only one day in Rome, this is the tour you’d take to see it all. A combination of our most popular tours, it visits all the highl...

Duration
6 hours
Available in: English
£ 59
Museums

This combo tour takes you to Rome's two most important attractions, the Vatican and the Colosseum, in a single day, including visits to Vati...

Duration
9 hours
Available in: English
£ 104
History & heritage tours

This tour is a unique opportunity to see the most important sites of ancient Rome without wasting time waiting in line and, at the same time...

Duration
8 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 89
History & heritage tours

For those without much time to see Rome, we’ve combined two of our best-selling tours into one; to introduce you to all of Rome’s most impor...

Duration
7 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
Guided Tour
£ 115
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History & heritage tours

Do you only have a couple of days in Rome? To make the most of your stay, this Rome walking tour covers all the sights you absolutely have t...

Duration
8 hours
Available in: English
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£ 74
£ 66.60
Archaeological tours

Join this innovative tour to explore the Colosseum like never before. Thanks to an animated and interactive 3D reconstruction integrated by ...

Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 31
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Archaeological tours

See the wonders of ancient Rome as most people don’t – jumping queues in a small group with an expert professional guide. Be prepared to dis...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour -15%
£ 50
£ 42.50
Archaeological tours

Spend a half-day seeing the essential sites of ancient Rome with a professional guide who’ll make it all come to life. The remains of the Et...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
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£ 46
£ 41.40
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Attractions & monuments

Rome’s most popular sites, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, attract around 4.5 million visitors each year. There’s a ...

Duration
2 days
Entrance Tickets
£ 14

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The inside story

Gladiators tended to be criminals, prisoners of war or slaves who were trained to fight in professional schools. As their fame increased, some men even volunteered for the job. Trained gladiators would often fight unskilled criminals and slaves as a form of public execution, though winning a fight against a gladiator could earn a slave his freedom.

Archaeological remains show that gladiators were often overweight, perhaps in order to build a layer of protective fat. They tended to eat a vegetarian diet of fresh vegetables, dried fruit, barley and beans to grow strong bones that would heal quickly.

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