"Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea degli Scozzesi, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
The church and adjoining hospice were instituted in epoch of reign of Mary Stuart, catholic queen of Scotland, and it served as a shelter and center of assistance for the Scots escaped from their country because of religious persecutions. The church was built under Clement VIII in the 16th century with the title "S.Andrea e S.Margherita regina". In 1615 Paul V gave the college-hospice under the direction of Jesuits.
During the French occupation the church was closed for the cult. In 1802 the college initiated its activities and in 1864 it underwent restorations by by L.Poletti. which are currently maintained. The church presents a hut shaped facade with two parts and a framed portal with a gable and two dolphins. There is also a ribbon on which the name of Sant’Andrea degliScozzesi is depicted. The interior hasa single nave covered by a barrel shaped vault. In the middle of the nave onefinds a fresco representing “Sant’Andrea in Gloria”, from the late C.XVI.
The church was deconsecrated in 1962 and incorporated in a bank. The Scots College, which stood here in 1604-1962, moved to Via Cassia (out of historical center). This church is located on Via delle Quattro Fontane just up the hill from the Piazza Barberini.
On the left and right walls over the sanctuary one can see the gratings which separate the church from the tribunes in which the Royal Family sat when they heard mass here. The gratings appear to be of wood and are hinged.
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea degli Scozzesi
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 163
00184, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea degli Scozzesi is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "73"
Hours: The church is only open for mass on Tuesday and Friday at 7.45 a.m. Mass is said in Italian.