Mayor Bill de Blasio taking 10-day family vacation to Italy

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The mayor says he will return if there’s a crisis in the city.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed out of the country.

The city's first family is leaving Friday for a 10-day trip to Italy, which will be the longest vacation by a mayor in recent memory.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg never went away for a full week during his 12 years in office and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani only took off a handful of days.

De Blasio says he will come back if...

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