Photo by Luigi Spina
The church is a part of a wider complex including the former hospital and the Santa Maria della Misericordia oratory, run by the same arch-confraternity owner. The complex stands at the entrance to the area of Borgo dei Vergini, on the south side of the neighbourhood, next to the crossroads of Via Foria and Via Duomo and opposite Porta San Gennaro.
The front of the church looks out over Via Fuori Porta San Gennaro at the point where it crosses Via Vergini. On the façade there is an architectural motif on two orders and a triangular tympanum.
Underneath the present church there is a hypogeum which covers the same floor space. It is decorated in the eighteenth century style and was used as “terrasanta”, most probably on the same level. This original church was later buried by floods that hit the Vergini area over several centuries.