We just happened upon Cuneo, a city, and commune in Piedmont, Northern Italy and ended up staying for a few days. There is a lovely (totally free) 'area sosta' right on the edge of the park adjacent to the river with a glass elevator taking you to the main piazza in minutes.
As luck would have it the annual Illuminata (Festiva Of Light) coincided with our stay and we were entertained by a wonderful spectacle. Cuneo is well worth a stop in the north of Italy - the beautifully restored Via Roma pedestrian street as well as the architecture around the piazzas alone makes it a worth your time. There's a relaxed vibe to the city and we really enjoyed our short stay!