|English name:||St Andrew Avellino|
|Address:||Via Ascrea 24/A|
Sant’Andrea Avellino is a modern parish church, built in the Tomba di Nero district at Via Ascrea 24/A. This address is in a small extension of Ottavia, just south-east of the junction of the Via Trionfale and the Circonvallazione Settentrionale. The church itself is up a long driveway from the road.
The patron saint, Andrew Avellino, was a famous Theatine home missionary in Lombardy at the end of the 16th century.
It was designed by Roberto Panella, and opened in 1996. The unusual plan involves an octagon superimposed on a right-angled isosceles triangle with the entrance in the hypotenuse and the acute angles cut off. One side of the octagon is part of the hypotenuse, over the entrance. The post-modernist edifice, in light brown, has a projecting porch of three sides, on the plan of a segment of a smaller octagon. There is a door on each face of this, with the main entrance having vertical strip windows on either side. The wings on each side of the porch have deep triangular recesses containing windows. The roofs are flat, and the octagon is slightly higher than the wings. On the other side of it from the entrance, hence over the altar, is a bell-turret on a triangular plan with the front open and containing a large Latin cross in front of the bells.