After seven months on the job, Mayor de Blasio is taking a break from City Hall and hitting his ancestral homeland of Italy for a 10-day vacation.
The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 sources told the Daily News.
The trip — the longest vacation by any Big Apple mayor in recent memory — will include stops in Rome, Naples and Venice, sources said.
The First Family also will visit Grassano and Sant’Agata dei Goti, towns where the mayor’s maternal grandmother and grandfather, respectively, were born.
Francesco Sanseverino, the Grassano mayor, is throwing a bash to mark the occasion, according to an account in the Italian newspaper Il Mattino.
First Deputy Anthony Shorris will run the city while de Blasio is overseas.
Billionaire former Mayor Michael Bloomberg frequently jetted out of the country on his private plane, but typically just for weekends. When they were mayor, Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani also preferred weekend getaways. Koch often went to his sister’s Hamptons house; Giuliani liked to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
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