Property for sale in La Romana, Alicante, Spain -
La Romana is a village of some 2500 people, located in the foothills of the Serra del Reclot a few kilometres from Algueña and several kilometres from Hondón de las Nieves and Novelda, in the autonomous community of Valencia.
The village is surrounded by countryside where vineyeards and almond orchards prevail. The area is also known for the numerous quarries producing marble and limestone.
The village is set out in a grid pattern of mostly one-way tree lined streets. The village's most popular fiesta is held in the 3rd week of August each year, with a parade on the Thursday and Moors, Pirates and Gypsies parades on the Friday and Saturday – it is said the locals take all year to prepare. In May, there is Festa Tradicional for Sant Isisdre again held over a Friday, Saturday and Sunday and in the autumn a gastronomica is held in the park.
Saturdays see a small weekly street market set up around the covered daily market. The town has all the necessary amenities you would expect. It can even boast of a communal swimming pool (outdoor) set in wooded parkland, along with all-weather sport pitches and courts.
La Romana “The Roman One” first appears in history as part of the Barony of Novelda in 1449. As in much of Spain the Moors occupied the area until 1609. It gained its independence from Novelda in 1929 and until 1930 was owned by the Marquis of La Romana, who eventually sold it to the tenant farmers and settlers on the land.