It sits at an altitude of less than 300 metres on a spacious plateau of volcanic and calcareous rocks in a largely flat area rich in prehistoric sites. Romana is a town of about 500 inhabitants in the Meilogu-Logudoro region, surrounded by karst formations, such as the Cave of Inghiltidolzu in the nearby valley of Santu Giagu, and crossed by the Temo River, which flows into an artificial lake near Monteleone Rocca Doria. The territory is rich in water sources. Statues unearthed in the town’s surroundings are believed by scholars to be offerings from people healed by the beneficial properties of the waters of the ancient Abbarghente spring, which has been used from Nuragic age to the Punic-Roman era.
Two churches are inside the town: the Parish of Madonna degli Angeli, with the patron’s Feast Day celebrated in early August, and the small Romanesque Church of Santa Croce. The surrounding countryside contains two sites of interest: the cave Sanctuary of San Lussorio, with a late July feast day; and the Church of Santa Maria de s’Ispidale, dedicated to the Madonna of Health. Other important celebrations include the feast of San Giovanni Nepomuceno in mid-May and of Saint Anthony of Padua in mid-September.
The territory is rich in Nuragic sites, including the nuraghes of Montigu, Chiechrios, Pabirra and Santu Giagu.