Part of speech: noun
Origin: Italian, mid 18th century
A gallery or room with one or more open sides, especially one that forms part of a house and has one side open to the garden.
An open-sided extension to a house.
Examples of Loggia in a sentence
"Many modern houses feature a loggia that leads to the backyard and garden."
"Kevin loved to spend mornings on his loggia, drinking coffee and reading the paper."
Popularity Over Time
Loggia developed from the Italian word “lodge” (a small house).
Did you Know?
People most commonly encounter a loggia in a museum, palace, or another grand, important building. Loggia in public spaces are characterized by large arches and natural lighting — they can be found in warmer environments that allow open-air spaces.