Ludus Magnus

About Ludus Magnus

Also known as The Great Gladiatorial Training School, the Ludus Magnus was the largest gladiatorial arena in Rome. Emperor, Domitian (81-96 AD) built it between the Esquiline and the Caelian Hills in order to connect to the Colosseum by an underground tunnel. Blueprints indicate there was a small area for spectators to watch the Gladiators practice. 

General Information

Address: Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 00184, Rome

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Ticket Prices

Free – observe from the street

Public Transportation

Metro B – Colosseo Stop

Tram 3 – Colosseo Stop

Several buses stop near the Colosseum.

The ruins are approximately a 5 minute walk from the Colosseum.


Hours of Operation

24 Hours – best to see during the day

Useful Information

This attraction consists of ancient ruins that can be seen from the street.

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