located to the right of Viale Verdi, it was built from 1913 to 1919 on the site of the Grand Ducal Stables, to provide the town with a representative civic centre appropriate to the size and role it had assumed. Though inspired by Renaissance palaces, it incorporates elements characteristic of the Eclecticism of the time, designed by Montecatini architect Raffaello Brizzi and municipal engineer Luigi Righetti.
A polychrome glass panel illuminates the entrance stairs from above, the work of Galileo Chini, who also painted the twelve paintings on the ceiling arches that represent the allegories of good governance (Work, Build, Know, Prosper in Peace).
On the ground floor of the municipal building is the work “Woman Wrapped in a Bird’s Flight” This was donated by the artist Joan Mirò to the town in 1980, and is currently located in the MO.CA (Montecatini Contemporary Art) civic gallery, which previously housed the municipality’s postal services. Today, the building that houses the civic gallery still possesses the original polychromatic stained glass windows by Galileo Chini, which depict the theme of communication.
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