Villanova is located just 25 km in a straight line Banyeres de Luchon (France), 42 km from the border with Catalonia and Aragon 135 km from Huesca. These references are enlightening of socioeconomic and historical relations with neighboring territories. It is located along the banks of the Esera river, on the western slope of the Valle de Benasque. Historically one based on the primary sector, which highlighted the sheep and cattle farming economy was. During the last quarter of the twentieth century, especially from 1980, following the opening of the winter resort of Cerler, there was a boom of tourism, and a service economy of the area. The landlord of the town is San Pedro Martir, and festivals are held on 29 April. On that date, each year is a tradition to make a pilgrimage from the main square to the chapel, located on the Mount of Villanova, about 40 minutes walk. Formerly, during the celebration in the chapel, youth climbed the Birches to get double your trunk, hanging from the top of the cup.