log·​gia | \ ˈlō-jē-ə How to pronounce loggia (audio) , ˈlȯ-(ˌ)jä How to pronounce loggia (audio) \
plural loggias\ ˈlō-​jē-​əz How to pronounce loggias (audio) , ˈlȯ-​(ˌ)jäz \ also loggie\ ˈlȯ-​(ˌ)jā How to pronounce loggie (audio) \

Definition of loggia

: a roofed open gallery especially at an upper story overlooking an open court

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The grand staircase once again rises majestically from the lobby to the second floor, and guests sip mojitos and pisco sours in graceful arched loggias. Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times, "The Castañeda reopens in Las Vegas, N.M., thanks to an entrepreneur with a soft spot for historic hotels," 31 Aug. 2019 Elsewhere, a loggia looks onto a courtyard with a tile fountain/well. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: 'This Is Us' star says this is it to modern Venice pad," 29 June 2019 Just outside is a loggia for al fresco dining, and a hardscaped backyard with a heated patio, firepit, and a negative-edge swimming pool and spa. Variety, The Mercury News, "Peter Thiel pays bargain price for Sunset Strip modern cottage," 12 July 2019 Indoor amenities include a speakeasy-style ballroom, a 20-seat movie theater, gym, salon, sports bar, spa, sauna, office and loggia. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "In Montecito, a Mediterranean mansion full of secrets returns to market for $65 million," 4 June 2019 The rhythm of the day slows and the expansive loggia is enveloped in a tranquil hush. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Spectacular Italian-style Eagle Ridge estate," 11 June 2019 The production was a popular success, but may be remembered more for the turbulent exit of the lead tenor, Roberto Alagna, after being booed from the loggia. Colleen Barry, chicagotribune.com, "Famed Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96," 15 June 2019 The production was a popular success, but may be remembered more for the turbulent exit of the lead tenor, Roberto Alagna, after being booed from the loggia. NBC News, "'Romeo and Juliet' director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96," 15 June 2019 The savageness, changefulness and naturalistic detailing that constituted true Gothic architecture crafted the parapets of the Palazzo Priuli and the loggia of the Ca’ d’Oro. Tristram Hunt, WSJ, "Elegy for the Floating City," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of loggia

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loggia

Italian, from Old French loge lodge

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English Language Learners Definition of loggia

: an area on the side of a building that has a roof and that is open on one side

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