Taking up the intentions already at the basis of the first publication, "Monterosso: the rediscovery of the ancient", this second volume aims to provide new elements of knowledge through insights into the area of the Castrum-cemetery, with particular regard to the reuse of precious spaces so far not adequately valued. To a general framework given by the analysis of historical sources relating to the Val di Vara, a territory inextricably linked to the coastal one and which constitutes its immediate hinterland, in which the main early medieval arteries connecting central Italy, Genoa and the plain flowed followed by specific and precise historical-architectural analyzes on the Castrum towers, also aimed at diagnostics and essential restoration interventions. The study on the church of San Cristoforo moves in the same direction with the proposal of reconstructive hypotheses of the original structure of a building unfortunately in an unfortunate state of conservation, such as the cemetery area in which it is now inserted. The proposal to create a garden with the peculiar aromas of Monterosso and its surroundings is aimed at the full recovery of the entire complex, and the idea of using the cemetery and the adjacent area as a place of memory, arising from the analysis of the funerary slabs that tell the story of the town through families. In conclusion, the interesting investigation on a slab of worked slate of the fifteenth century, which refers to the probable presence of a stonecutter's workshop operating in the Ligurian Levant and which also documents the spread of the preaching of San Bernardino in this territory. Like the previous one, this volume was born thanks to the financial support of the Monterosso al Mare Municipal Administration and the Cinque Terre National Park.