For her 27th birthday, Selena Gomez abided by the Audrey Hepburn adage: “Rome! By all means, Rome!” With her grandparents, she decamped to the Eternal City for a culture-filled trip—and posted some idyllic Instagrams at the same time.
One shows her posing on a balcony at sunset, the city’s ancient skyline in the background. (Look closely and you can see the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.)
She accompanied the post with a heartfelt caption: “Well I’m 27 now. I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your words on my bday. Not just the quick notes. The thought that goes behind every word you write usually ends up with me crying grateful tears like I did last night,” she wrote. “Praying for all of you!”
Another shows her taking on a boat ride on the Tiber river, wearing a polka-dot Rixo dress. “Trying desperately to look like a Fellini film,” she joked, throwing a nod to the director of La Dolce Vita.
What is she up to on her Italian sojourn? “She’s having a good time and enjoying herself with her grandparents,” a source told People. Paparazzi spotted her near Pierluigi, the famous seafood restaurant in the in Piazza de Ricci.
Apparently, she also spent some time in Capri. The island along the Amalfi Coast is a celebrity hotspot during the warmer months—and is now easier to reach than ever.
If celebrating her birthday in Italy wasn’t enough, Gomez’s friends also got her quite the unique present: a visit to the set of Shark Tank. In a hilarious clip, they filmed her reaction. “Not many of you know but I am obsessed with shark tank. Two of my best friends nailed my gift,” she wrote on Instagram.
Looks like Gomez’s next trip will be to the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City.
Originally Appeared on Vogue