Justin Bieber is still enjoying his “world adventure” and has been in Rome, Italy, with his dad Jeremy for a few days.
On Wednesday, the singer visited tourists’ favorite the Vatican City.
The Biebs reportedly paid 20,000 Euros for the after-hours private tour, which also took in the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in the Pope’s official residence.
Clearly impressed by what he saw, Justin later Instagrammed pics from his outing. One revealed the star standing beneath an ornate ceiling. Another showed him holding a ball outside a Vatican building.
(Photo: Justin Bieber at Vatican City on Wednesday, reportedly paying 20,000 Euros for a private tour.)
A vague claim that the singer reportedly kicked the ball around the corridors of the historic setting is currently doing the rounds in tabloids such as Mail Online.
The UK newspaper apparently also found offence in Bieber’s simple, black top and three quarter length pants, despite no official dress code for tourists at the Vatican or significant difference between the singer’s attire or other tourists seen in photos the paper published in an astonishingly coercive and damningly, over-the-top article.
(Photo: Father and son taking in at the ruins at the Roman Forums at the Colosseum.)
Two years ago, Justin mistakenly called the Sistine Chapel “the 16th chapel” on The Late Show with David Letterman. A maturer view of the singer’s tour of cultural spots in Rome — which also included the Roman Forum and Colosseum — is that someone prepared to spend 20,000 Euros on a private tour is clearly interested in widening their understanding.
Seemingly in that spirit, the Canadian posted an Instagram picture of himself styled as the Bible’s boy-hero David and then the future king of Israel who defeated the giant Philistine warrior Goliath with just a sling and one of the five stones he carried, before beheading his adversary.
“Where is Goliath ) #wheninrome,” Justin wrote in the snap’s caption on Thursday.
(Photo: The pic shows Bieber dressed in peasant-type garb while holding a sword/ Below: The singer outside one of the many official buildings in Vatican City.)
As a 20-year-old on vacation, naturally Justin mixed his culture kick with visits to clubs and bars.
In a note alongside another pic taken at a club on Thursday, Bieber quipped,
“It’s even better saying when in Rome when your actually in Rome #wheninrome.”
(Photo: Bieber at a Rome club on Thursday night.)
Earlier on Thursday, Justin dropped by the Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy, reportedly after getting advice on the best place to shoot hoops.
The Biebs wore a Clippers jersey but changed up into a tank top during the game with the Team Stella Azzurra Roma who were practicing, completing his look with a sweatband.
Following the basketball game, the singer posted a selfie to his Shots account, and looked a little washed out after the session.
“Just played ball in Rome #numerouno (sic),” Justin captioned the pic.
(Photo: The Biebs ballin’ in Rome at the Stella Azzurra Basketball Academy, October 9.)
Meanwhile, there is still no official confirmation on whether the heartthrob and his on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez have split up, after she unfollowed him on Instagram and posted cryptic tweets. Hysterical gossip reports have since claimed the pair broke up because of his “secret” lunch and alleged liaisons with the model Kendall Jenner.
This, despite the fact that half of Paris’ paparazzi followed and videotaped the pair’s meet and Justin and Kendall have been friends for years, according to multiple reports.
(Photo: The singer on the basketball court in Rome.)
For her part, Selena visited the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Wednesday, and later shared pictures on Instagram.
In a statement, the LA hospital told E! News, “Selena took the time to stop and visit with each one, hear their stories, give hugs, share laughs and provide encouragement.”
“It was a much-needed lift for these children and their families during an incredibly difficult time.”
The starlet is currently on the pressers for her latest film Rudderless.
While taping for a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Selena Instagrammed a pic of snack foods from backstage with the caption,
“I’ve only been @theEllenshow for 20 min. Sums it up.”
As for Justin Bieber, his culture Grand Tour in Europe continues.
[Images via Xclusive Pix/Xposure/Instagram.]