loggia


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loggia \Log"gia\, n. [It. See Lodge.] (Arch.)
   A roofed open gallery. It differs from a veranda in being
   more architectural, and in forming more decidedly a part of
   the main edifice to which it is attached; from a porch, in
   being intended not for entrance but for an out-of-door
   sitting-room.
   [1913 Webster]
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