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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Entrance to the remaining four is from a loggia at the back of the villa.
▪ In places the platform loggia was formed of a row of Doric columns, as at Negombo.
▪ It has five domes on drums and a belfry, also a loggia.
▪ Outside the kitchen would be a loggia, with a glazed roof.
▪ The campanile dates from the first building and has a delightful bell loggia.
▪ The campanile finishes with a galleried loggia, its conical roof topped with a gilded statue of the Archangel Michael.
▪ The main bedroom has balconies over the west-facing stone loggia and the bay window of the drawing-room.
▪ There is a spacious loggia, and several nooks well out of the wind.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Loggia \Log"gia\, n. [It. See Lodge.] (Arch.) A roofed open gallery. It differs from a veranda in being more architectural, and in forming more decidedly a part of the main edifice to which it is attached; from a porch, in being intended not for entrance but for an out-of-door sitting-room.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).


n. (context architecture English) A roofed, open gallery.

  1. n. a roofed arcade or gallery with open sides stretching along the front or side of a building; often at an upper level

  2. [also: loggie (pl)]


A loggia ( or ; ) is an architectural feature which is a covered exterior gallery or corridor usually on an upper level, or sometimes ground level. The outer wall is open to the elements, usually supported by a series of columns or arches. Loggias can be located either on the front or side of a building and are not meant for entrance but as an out-of-door sitting room.

From the early Middle Ages, nearly every Italian comune had an open arched loggia in its main square which served as a "symbol of communal justice and government and as a stage for civic ceremony".

Loggia (surname)

Loggia is an Italian surname.

In Italy, it occurs over the North and Sicily, with higher concentrations in the areas surrounding Turin, and in the areas between Agrigento and Butera, suggesting Sicilian origins.

Branches of the Loggia family can also be found in the Philippines and the United States.

Usage examples of "loggia".

Edge, Autumn, ex-Troop Sergeant Yount and equestriennes Clover Lee and Monday sat, among a number of other and presumably noble spectators, in the pillared gallery above the acre of tanbark riding area, while a string orchestra in the loggia played and eight gorgeously uniformed officers put their eight extraordinary stallions through their extraordinary paces.

She had a confused impression of endless riches of soft pastel colours, palace after palace in tints of rose and amber and pearl dyeing the waters of the canal, and dappling the shadows with broken images of their ogival window-frames and fretted loggias.

All along the tortuous route they waited at windows, in protected doorways and loggias to see the maddened plunge of two dozen saddleless, bridleless horses and their honored riders.

Drusa instructed a servant to bring her a wrap, swaddled herself in it, and walked through the atrium onto the loggia, where no one would think to look for her and she could enjoy an hour of peace.

Ears, toes, finger-tips, were of course numb, but not more so than they had often been at night in his loggia.

Gori was an open loggia which the Medici family used for their feasts and festivities, considered as entertainments by the Florentines, who insisted on seeing what was going on.

The three men sat in the open loggia, facing the Via Recta, with a painted Annunciation behind them.

From a central loggia we had a fine view of what the Babylonians call a ziggurat, or high place.

This house had two loggias, and the one where Caesar stood making crescent patterns in the snow with the toe of his clog looked not down onto the Forum Romanum, but back up the Palatine cliff in the direction of the Clivus Victoriae.

They had come up onto a section of the loggia that had no doors or windows, a curious feature in a palazzo that, in the Veneto-Byzantine style, should have been more open.

Farther on, a more important massif was outlined, irregular in form, it, too, a hive of grottos, but of more geometric shape, like so many windows or doors, and in some instances from those fornices terraces extended, loggias, little balconies.

Exile architecture in the human quarter was a melange of mortared stonework, half-timbering, and quasi-biblical mudplaster, with thick walls for coolness, tiled roofs, vine-hung loggias deep in shadow, and small patios planted with palms, laurels, and aromatic cinnamon trees.

The split plank, horizontally arranged logs with their white chinking were quaint, especially with the red shingled hip roof, matching red shutters, and the long loggia or porch that ran across the back, facing the water.

She spent some evening hours on the arm of his big chair, talking endlessly about the Linndale house, and he would lean back, smiling, and pretend to a mad interest in black and white tiles and loggias.

In going away from that place, walking northward, I came upon a house by the sea, a beautiful house of bungalow type with a sea-side expression, its special feature a spacious loggia or verandah, sheltered by the overhanging of the upper story, the exterior of rough-hewn blocks with a batter, the roofs of low pitch, covered with green slates, a feeling of strength and repose heightened by the long horizontal lines, at one end of the loggia a turret containing a study or nook.