Squid with chard

Stewed squid with Swiss chard: a savory main course with the scent of sea and land

Fresh squid and fresh field chard are recommended for a perfect result.




Second courses


6 people

Preparation time

1 h 20 min


Thoroughly clean the squid by removing the guts and pen, rinse and put them to drain in a colander and cut into rounds.
In a pan sauté the crushed garlic clove and chili pepper in oil, add the squid rounds and tentacles. When they begin to sizzle, fade in the white wine. Add the tomato and beets that have been cleaned and washed under running water and cover with a lid.
Season with salt and simmer for about 30 minutes.
At the end of cooking, add chopped parsley to taste.


- 500 g squid
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 chili pepper
- Salt to taste
- 100 g peeled tomatoes
- 500 g of wild chard
- EVO oil
- Parsley to taste.
- 1/2 glass of white wine

Mines of Rio Marina

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.

Location: Rio Marina

Paolina Beach

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.

Location: Marciana

San Martino Villa

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.

Location: Località San Martino (Portoferraio)

Mulini Villa

Built in 1724 by Grand Duke Gaston de’ Medici, it was Napoleon’s city residence during his first stay on Elba Island.

Location: Portoferraio

Sanctuary of Monserrato

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.

Location: Località Monserrato (Portoazzurro)

MUM Mineralogical Museum

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

Location: San Piero in Campo

Port and Tower of Marciana Marina

Visit the harbor where Maria Walewska landed and the armed watchtower visited by Napoleon himself in 1814

Location: Marciana Marina