One of our preferred travel vendors published a great article we felt was blogworthy. As the saying goes...When in Rome, do as the Romans do - or at least as ancient Romans did. That's the concept behind the GSR Gladiator School in Rome, where for a small fee, adventure travelers can get the full experience of what it was like to be a gladiator in the Colosseum. Learning the techniques of Roman swordfighters is sure to be an European vacation that travelers won't soon forget.
The informal two-hour course allows visitors to don gladiator garb and see some of the weapons that Romans would have used in battle, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. There's even a tournament using foam bats, and all those who complete the course get a certificate in Latin celebrating their accomplishment.
Then visitors can head to the actual Colosseum to get a sense of what it would have been like to be in front of a massive crowd of spectators and facing down deadly foes. Learning about the history of gladiatorial combat is sure to satisfy even the most hardened adrenaline junkies.
And it's the perfect time to learn about gladiators, as the Colosseum is featuring an exhibit dedicated to the warriors that runs through October.
Article taken from Travel Impressions. Pictures taken from internet.