The Road to San Donato: Fathers, Sons, and Cycling Across Italy

Robert Cocuzzo (Author)

Product Details

$24.95  $22.95
Mountaineers Books
Publish Date
September 01, 2019
5.9 X 1.1 X 8.7 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Robert Cocuzzo is an editor, journalist, and author of the critically acclaimed Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs. He is also the editor of Nantucket Magazine and has written for Outside, Town & Country, Departures, Luxury, and Boston Common. Rob and his wife, Jenny, live with their daughter in Arlington, Massachusetts. Visit him online at


Robert Cocuzzo's The Road To San Donato is an absolute delight. Poignant, uplifting, powerful--a father and son journey that's part adventure, part soulful family memoir. Had me reading late into the night, not wanting it to end. Beautifully written from the first page.--Ben Mezrich, New York Times bestselling author of Bitcoin Billionaires
A compelling ride-along adventure to the heart of home, family, and fatherhood.--Charles Graeber, New York Times bestselling author of The Breakthrough
A powerful meditation on the complexities of war, refugee and immigrant experiences, and the meaning of personal sacrifice.... The Road to San Donato is a moving multigenerational American immigrant story about returning home in search of history and making peace with the past to forge a new future.--Wendy Hinman "Foreword Reviews "
This is a wonderful book, and an inspiration - I'd love to take a bike trip like this in time and space with my children.--Paul Theroux, Best selling novelist and travel writer
A delightful Italian travel adventure, sure to appeal to cyclists--and an ideal choice for father-son book clubs.--Brenda Barrera "Booklist "
The book, lovingly told and tightly paced, charts [the author and his father's] journey, the mishaps, strains, triumphs, giving sense of a place, a history, a series of fathers, and the spinning wheel of time that binds them together.--Nina MacLaughlin "The Boston Globe "
The Road to San Donato: Fathers, Sons, and Cycling Across Italy recalls their [Cocuzzo and his father's] 425-mile ride from Florence, which carries them up thousands of vertical feet and elevates not only their bond with each other, but also with their family's history in the ancient town.--Virtuoso Traveler
This adventure memoir tells the story of a 425-mile cycling adventure the author and his 64-year-old father embarked on through Italy in search of their family's history.--Bicycling Recommended Gift