(ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 16 - Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was released by Hamas in October last year after five years of imprisonment in Gaza, will visit Rome tomorrow. At 8.30pm, he will receive freedom of the city of Rome in a celebration at the Capitol. The news was announced by sources in the Jewish community of Rome. Shalit, 26 years old, is expected to stay in the Italian capital until Sunday. A large photograph of Shalit could be seen outside the Capital for three year. The municipal council and mayor Alemanno decided in 2009 to grant Shalit the honour. ''Gilad'' explained Riccardo Pacifici, chairman of the Jewish community in Rome, ''comes to Rome first of all to thank Rome and our community for our commitment to his release. It is no institutional trip but a visit for pleasure, relaxation and interest, as is right for a young man like Shalit. We hope this trip will help him in his return to normal life.'' Shalit is expected to visit the final of the international tennis tournament in Rome and the Italian Cup Final between Juventus and Napoli. ''Gilad is a fan of Milan,'' Pacifici specified, ''and he will receive a shirt of the team with the signature of all players.'' (ANSAmed).