Rob Cocuzzo and his father, Stephen, have always shared a love of adventure sports that make you suffer.

In March of 2017, they set off on a grueling bike trip from Florence to the family’s ancestral village of San Donato – 485 miles in two weeks – much of it up mountain roads – nearly enough vertical feet to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

If you want to get pumped up for your next workout, this conversation, with adventure writer and N Magazine editor Rob Cocuzzo, is a good place to start.

If you want inspiration to channel into your own relationships with parents or children, even better.

Rob’s journey was driven, in part, by questions from a dark chapter in Italy's history -- Mussolini's embrace of Hitler. How did the people of San Donato respond when the Jews of Italy were rounded up? What did the Cocuzzos do? What would he – and we -- have done in a mountain village, with one way in and one way out, when the Nazis came pounding on our door?

In this conversation, you will hear how Rob Cocuzzo’s curiosity, on The Road To San Donato, led him to a living profile in courage.

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