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Sunday, February 28

Loggia

[LOH-djə]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, mid 18th century

1.

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.

2.

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."

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About Loggia

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.

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