I am coming back to Italy and am considering the Turin area after reading about Venaria Real, Castello Racconigi and Palazzini di caccia of Stupinigi. Obviously I love castles, palaces and architecture.Can anyone recommend somewhere in this area to stay? Would like somewhere special for a big anniversary. Are there any festivals or music in this area? Thank you once again to the VT community. My dates are flexible..July&August. Any suggestions for a trip into France from here. Loved Villafranche previously..or a suggestion for a place on the coast as a second stop from Turin..or an Island:)?