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The Streetles at M&J Place Hostel Rome


Markus Rieger and Oli Spielberger are currently on a 7week musical tour around Europe.
They rely solely on the money the make from their street music to pay for everything from transport to accommodation and food. Both boys come from Aschaffenburg in Germany and are taking a gap year to travel round with their music and hopefully improve on some of their skills.

Markus plays the guitar while Oli plays the upright bass and they both sing. Mainly they specialize in songs from English bands including the Beatles and the kooks but they also perform German songs among a range of others.

This is the first long solo trip that the guys have done together and they have planned it all themselves. They have even got postcards and their own website which is www.thestreetles.de

http://www.thestreetles.de which they set up all for the tour. They are 3weeks in on the trip so far and it has all been a smooth ride in which they have already visited Prague, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona, and Rome just to name a few places.

In Rome, they selected M&J Place Hostel Rome, Italy

as a base to discover Rome.

They have a planned itinerary for there tour but only decide on how long they will stay in each place once they are there. So there are no set dates on where they will be at what time. The best way to follow their progress would be to check out their website as they regularly update it with what is happening on their travels. Some major cities they are still to visit are Venice, Paris, Amsterdam and Hamburg with more stops in between, so keep an ear out for them as they are hugely enjoyable to listen to.
We wish the boys best of luck with they rest of their travels round Europe.

New Year’s Eve 2011 Rome Capodanno Living Room Cafe – M&J Place Hostel


New Year’s Eve 2011 Rome

Living Room Cafe – M&J Place Hostel

Photo &copy by M&J Place Hostel – Living Room Cafe

Like everywhere else in the world, we love to celebrate New year’s Eve in Rome.The first thing you want to do, is book M&J Place Rome Hostels .

We will party in a warm and friendly atmosphere – Living Room Cafe with Dj, Food and Champagne Free at midnight, where enjoyment is the only theme of the night.

Will you be there?

Well, you shouldn’t miss an amazing team, which will help you to party all night long.

BUON ANNO NUOVO – HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

M&J PLACE HOSTEL ROME

LIVING ROOM CAFE



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Domus Aurea Rome Italy – The Golden House


Rome experience the Domus Aurea – Golden House
Was a large landscaped portico villa, designed to take advantage of artificially created landscapes built in the heart of Ancient Rome by the Emperor Nero after the Great Fire of Rome (64 AD) had cleared away the aristocratic dwellings on the slopes of the Esquiline Hill.

Built of brick and concrete in the few years between the fire and Nero’s suicide in 68, the extensive gold-leaf that gave the villa its name was not the only extravagant element of its decor: stuccoed ceilings were applied with semi-precious stones and veneers of ivory while the walls were frescoed, coordinating the decoration into different themes in each major group of rooms.


Domus Aurea – the Golden House

Though the Domus Aurea complex covered parts of the slopes of the Palatine, Esquiline and Caelian hills, with a man-made lake in the marshy bottomlands, the estimated size of the Domus Aurea is an approximation, as much of it has not been excavated. Some scholars place it at over 300 acres (1.2 km2), while others estimate its size to have been under 100 acres (0.40 km2).

Suetonius describes the complex as “ruinously prodigal” as it included groves of trees, pastures with flocks, vineyards and an artificial lake— rus in urbe, “countryside in the city”. Nero also commissioned from the Greek Zenodorus a colossal 35.5 m (120 RF) high bronze statue of himself, the Colossus Neronis.Pliny the Elder, however, puts its height at only 30.3 m (106.5 RF).

The statue was placed just outside the main palace entrance at the terminus of the Via Appia in a large atrium of porticoes that divided the city from the private villa. This statue may have represented Nero as the sun god Sol, as Pliny saw some resemblance.

This idea is widely accepted among scholarsbut some are convinced that Nero was not identified with Sol while he was alive.The face of the statue was modified shortly after Nero’s death during Vespasian’s reign to make it truly a statue of Sol.Hadrian moved it, with the help of the architect Decrianus and 24 elephants,to a position next to the Flavian Amphitheater.

This building took the name “Colosseum” in the Middle Ages, after the statue nearby, or, as some historians believe, because of the sheer size of the building.

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M&J Place Hostel website in Japanise


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