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

The mayor says he will return if there’s a crisis in the city. (7/15/14)

NEW YORK - 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. 

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De Blasio says he will come back if there's a crisis. 

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