Joe Giudice Is Officially A Free Man – And He’s Already Off To Italy

Joe Giudice is officially a free man, no longer detained by immigration authorities in the United States!

…but he’s no longer in the United States, either, having been officially sent to the European nation of Italy as of Friday afternoon, on a plane bound for Rome. It’s quite the bittersweet taste of freedom for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who must now leave his family behind while he figures things out in Italy.

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Joe’s daughter Gia posted a sweet — but sad — pic of the pair on social media as Joe was on his way to the airport outside Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon, in order to get on the flight to go to Rome.

You can see the pic (below):

“one of the happiest moments of my life,” Gia wrote on the Instagram snap she took while FaceTiming her newly-released…