Preliminary operation is to leave the fresh octopus overnight in the freezer. At the time of preparation, bring plenty of water to a boil and add salt. If you use it, add chili pepper as well.
At this point plunge the octopus into the boiling water, holding it by the head, 3 times before finally submerging it. Semi-cover the pot with a lid and cook it, depending on its size, between 25 and 30 minutes.
Turn off the flame, place the lid on and let the octopus rest in its water for 30 minutes. Take it out and cut it into small pieces, then serve it on a serving platter.
It can be enjoyed without dressing or, if you prefer, with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some lemon juice. A side dish that goes well with such preparation is boiled potatoes, mashed with a potato masher and seasoned raw with oil and salt. Otherwise you can accompany it with a mixed salad for a light and nutritious dinner.
- 1 medium-sized octopus
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Chili pepper (optional)
Strategic location for the large amount of hematite and limonite immediately identified by the emperor as soon as he landed on the island as a strategic-military axis.
The beach is named after the islet a few meters from the shore, itself named after Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister who, according to a legend (probably created by a tourism entrepreneur in the 1960s) loved to sunbathe on these rocks.
Designated as a summer residence, Napoleon purchased the property from the Manganaro family in 1814, with the intention of transforming it into a comfortable and refined abode that would have nothing to envy from Parisian residences.
Built in 1724 by Grand Duke Gaston de’ Medici, it was Napoleon’s city residence during his first stay on Elba Island.
It was built as a sign of gratitude in 1606 by José Pons y León of the Dukes of Arcos, Spanish governor of Naples and first governor of the square of Longone (part of the state of principals). In September 1814 Napoleon, accompanied by Pons and Bertrand wanted to visit the sanctuary.
While the Elban economy today is based on tourism, the fact remains that the people of San Piero and the west coast (Pomonte) have also lived and continue to live off their granite and marble
Visit the harbor where Maria Walewska landed and the armed watchtower visited by Napoleon himself in 1814