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The Gladiator Myth - the Stars of Antiquity during the Roman Days

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Roman Villa Borg

An exciting highlight for visitors to the Roman Days in Villa Borg: gladiators first give an insight into ancient tactics and technology. They show the difference between a show and a real fight - between "Hollywood" and reality. After their presentations, brave visitors can join in and take part in the training of ancient gladiators.

Many more “Romans” are on the road on both days on the grounds of the Roman Villa Borg: Heavily armed gladiators, warlike legionaries, haggling traders and skilled craftsmen set up camp and present the ancient way of life. On both days, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., all participants show life in Roman times in all its facets.

The authentically equipped gladiators demonstrate - as in antiquity - "the game with death" and fight hard for victory. The Roman army shows its formidable military might. The peaceful everyday life of the legions can be seen and experienced alongside the military aspects as well as civil life, ancient handicrafts, fashion, cooking and cult. The craftsmen revive ancient craft techniques with their tools, such as forging, cobbling, making bows, cooking, baking, hairdressing, laying mosaics and pottery. The traders offer the typical goods for sale at their stands.

The kitchens of the tavern offer culinary delights à la Apicius throughout the two days.

Opening times: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.