The municipal buildings constitute one of the most significant footprints left by the large municipalities, especially in Lombardy, Emilia and Tuscany. With easily recognizable typological features (for example the large open space on the ground floor or the tower) they have had a monumental impact on the centers of the municipal cities, subject to renovations and restorations over the centuries. But what happens in those areas where the municipalities had a more discontinuous life? Are there municipal buildings on the edge of the municipal world and, if so, what forms do they take? This is the research theme addressed by the volume, which offers a broad look at the municipal buildings in the Mediterranean world, from the Alps, to southern Italy, to Croatia, Corsica and Provence.