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Happy birthday, Selena Gomez!

The "Wolves" singer turned 27 on Monday, July 22, and she celebrated on a trip to Italy with her pals. After serving as the maid of honor at her cousin Priscilla DeLeon's wedding in Texas over the weekend, Gomez flew overseas for a birthday trip. Photos show the Wizards of Waverly Place alum strolling the streets of Rome on Monday with her friends, including producer Andrea Iervolino, as well as pals Ashley Cook and Caroline Franklin.

Gomez, wearing a flowing green dress, was also spotted having lunch at restaurant Pierluigi in the Italian city.

"Selena arrived for lunch with a group of friends," a source tells E! News. "The table shared several dishes such as raw fish, tagliatelle with lobster, pasta with vodka sauce and various salads."

"They were chatting and laughing the entire time," the insider continues. "No candles, cards or cake, but they did have desert of ice cream and tiramisu."

A second source also adds that Selena had a "great day" in Rome celebrating her birthday with a "close group of friends."

"They had a two hour lunch at Pierluigi, one of Selena's favorite places where she loves to eat in Rome," the insider shares. "They sat inside and had a long lunch with many different courses to enjoy. After they finished they had a driver pick them up and take them away."

Selena Gomez, Andrea Iervolino

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"After lunch they walked around near Piazza del Popola and the Spanish Steps," the second source continues. "It was a hot day so they didn't stay out too long. They cooled off with bottled water and did some sightseeing and shopping at street vendor stands and in women's clothing stores. Selena seemed very happy to be in Rome and was taking in the beautiful sites and all of the culture."

The insider adds that Gomez seemed "happy to be outside walking around with her friends in one of her favorite places."

On Tuesday, Gomez's squad took a boat to the island of Capri where they walked through the streets and did more shopping and eating.

"Selena sipped on an iced tea and stopped to look at leather sandals and hats," the source tells E! News. "Selena and her friends posed for pictures on the boat that Andrea took for them. Selena seemed very happy and content with her friends. She was hugging them and they were all having a lovely time."

Selena Gomez, Italy

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Selena Gomez, Italy, Andrea Iervolino

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Selena Gomez, Italy, Andrea Iervolino

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Selena Gomez, Italy

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Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez, Andrea Iervolino

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Gomez received lots of birthday love from her pals and fellow celebs on social media.

"We can all agree today is a national holiday," Ryan Seacrest wrote on Instagram alongside a selfie with Gomez. "Happy birthday @SelenaGomez!"

"I just love her a lot and her life has made a profound impact on mine and anyone who knows her," Gomez's BFF Courtney Lopez wrote on social media. "happy birthday, angel!"

 

Gomez, who stepped away from the spotlight in 2018, recently opened up about taking time for herself

"Last year, I took a lot of time off," Gomez shared on Coach's Dream It Real podcast. "I think that I needed a moment to myself because I do feel like I was growing and changing."

At the end of the interview, the former Disney star revealed what she's looking forward to this year.

"I'm looking forward to my album and I'm looking forward to spending time alone," Gomez said. "I think I'm finally, finally, finally at the age where I love being alone."

This article was originally published on Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 2:51 p.m.

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