Murphy plans to head to Italy (where he owns a villa) for the family’s summer vacation

Govt. Phil Murphy is due to criss-cross the United States and Italy in the coming days to spend time with his family at their villa and take the oath as president of the National Governors Association.

The governor will leave the state Tuesday evening to spend a week in Italy, where he has spent time in previous summers since taking office, his spokespersons said. He and his wife bought the 23-bedroom mansion in 2004 for around $7.3 million.

Murphy’s was scheduled to return to the United States on July 14 to attend the NGA’s summer meeting in Portland, Maine. He will take the reins as president of the national group after serving as vice-president.

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He then returned to Italy for three more nights before returning to New Jersey on July 20, according to his office.

Murphy’s home in Italy has been a common place for his vacations over the summer.

He made a brief trip there last year after rarely leaving the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. The governor spent 13 days there in 2019 and took 11 days off the previous year.

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