Before the bombing in 1944, the other capitals of this room were inserted in the pillars along the north side of the cloister. The elegant decorations and the simple linear motif of their crowning – which is identical to the crowning of the capitals in Parma and in this abbey – lead to think that Oberto and the team of his workshop took part in the renovation of the abbey in the l3th century. The names of the people who commissioned the stones and the works for the cloister and the abbey in the l3th century are unknown. What is known is that, in 1219, the abbot had a certain sum which he obtained from the sale of some buildings (except churches) in the area of Albareto (beyond the Cisa pass) to the city of Piacenza (part of the sum was spent on buying toll rights on the stream Aulella from the Malaspina family in Massa). In
1221, the Malaspina family moved to the Magra valley and they might as well have taken interest into renovating the abbey whose cloister was, in 1202, the place where Corrado the Ancient presided over the peace talks with the bishop of Luni and which, in the centuries to come, was to be the seat of several abbots from the Malaspina family such as the last abbot, Tommaso.