plural loggias ˈlō-jē-əz How to pronounce loggia (audio)
also loggie ˈlȯ-(ˌ)jā How to pronounce loggia (audio)
: a roofed open gallery especially at an upper story overlooking an open court

Illustration of loggia

Illustration of loggia

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Venture further to find an airy covered loggia with its own fireplace, as well as 20-seat dining room. David Kaufman, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2023 Relax in the family room in front of a large fireplace or take friends and family outside to enjoy another fireplace under the loggia. Dallas News, 15 Jan. 2023 The mansion also houses a loggia that opens to a central courtyard with towering palm trees, a fountain and a fireplace to dine outdoors. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2023 The tower is crowned with a high-ceilinged penthouse balcony that echoes a Renaissance loggia. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 15 Dec. 2021 According to the plans, the structure will feature a red tiled roof, a fountain, arched doorways with classical columns and a covered loggia. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Nov. 2021 The outdoor space also includes a koi pond and a loggia with a firepit, Streiff said. Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2022 From the loggia, french doors open onto a half circle of emerald-green lawn overlooking the property’s private beach. Candace Taylor, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 The second floor houses three bedroom suites and a living room, all of which open out to a loggia overlooking an internal courtyard. Lana Bortolot, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


Italian, from Old French loge lodge

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loggia was in 1742

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“Loggia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loggia. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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