This church was called the SS. Annunziata certainly before the year 1618.
The office is held on March 25, but the solemn feast falls on the first Sunday of May.
In this church the Company of Disciplinati of SS. Annunziata was erected, as can be seen from the licenses of December 14, 1579.
It is joined by the Company of the Consorelle, called humiliated under the title of St. Anna, erected in 1713. The church of the Confraternity is Renaissance style, inspired by the beauty of antiquity. It has the oval shape with a large vaulted dome very high.
The interior walls are painted with figures and ornate, Baroque style. There are two tribunes or little choirs, one above the sacristy and a room for meetings of the Company Council; the other on the opposite side serves as a site for the wardrobes where the sacred furnishings are placed, some gold brocade.
The orchestra is carved in wood, with statues of angels in floral baroque style. The choir is very large, square, with stalls and kneelers for the officiating. High altar and the balustrade are in polychrome marble.
Icon of the SS. Annunziata stands out in the choir. In addition to the main altar, there are two side altars, namely the altar of the Innocents and that of St. Anna. There are precious paintings, paintings on canvas, with antique and valuable frames.
In 1935, during the repairs to the choir icon, these words were found, painted on canvas, in Latin: “D.O.M. / Blessed Angelo a Clavasio / With fraternitatis hujus / Instructori / Beatis fastis adiecto / Gratulates / Confratus Poenites oppidi Villanove. / God - Great - Massimo / Blessed Angelo da Chivasso / Founder of the Confraternity / On the occasion of the celebratory feasts / In honor of this Blessed / When he was raised to the splendor of holiness / The disciplinary confreres of Villanova”.
This inscription reminds that the disciples of Villanova, with a grateful heart, have placed a painting representing Blessed Angelo da Chivasso, founder of the Confraternity, above the Icon, on the occasion of the celebrations celebrated in honor of this Blessed, when it was elevated to the splendor of holiness.
Above the icon, there is still this canvas that represents the Blessed Angel, Franciscan Father, having in his hands the book «Summa Angelica».