loggia

/loj"euh, loh"jee euh/; It. /lawd"jah/, n., pl. loggias, It. loggie /-je/.
1. a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
2. a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
[1735-45; < It; see LODGE]

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Hall, gallery, or porch open to the air on one or more sides.

It evolved in the Mediterranean region as an open sitting room with protection from the sun. It is often a roofed, arcaded open gallery on an upper story overlooking a court, though it can also be a separate arcaded or colonnaded structure. In medieval and Renaissance Italy, it was often used in conjunction with a public square, as in Florence's Loggia dei Lanzi (begun 1376).

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      room, hall, gallery, or porch open to the air on one or more sides; it evolved in the Mediterranean region, where an open sitting room with protection from the sun was desirable. Ancient Egyptian houses often had a loggia on their roofs or an interior loggia facing upon a court.

      In medieval and Renaissance Italy the loggia was often used in conjunction with a public square, as in the Loggia dei Lanzi (begun 1376) in Florence by Benci di Cione and Simone di Francesco. The loggia was also an essential feature of a villa and often had outstanding decoration—e.g., the frescoes of Raphael in the Villa Farnesina loggia at Rome.

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