Since the Roman times when it all started, every year August 15th is Ferragosto or the epitome of the Italian summer vacations.
Monday, August 10, 2020
By extension all August is vacation time in Italy, so whatever you might need, take it for granted: you won't get it between July 15th and September 15th.
This August 2020 with covid19 is no exception to the rule even though 30% of the people living in Turin will stay in town and briefly venture up in the mountains for a short fresh week-end (where all rentals are sold out!), down to the sea, most likely in nearby Liguria (defying overcrowded trains), or at the lakes - and indeed in Piedmont, we do have many nice small lakes.