• WordNet 3.6
    • n loggia a roofed arcade or gallery with open sides stretching along the front or side of a building; often at an upper level
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loggia (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loggia In Italian arch.
    • n loggia A gallery or areade in a building, properly at the height of one or more stories, running along the front or part of the front of the building, and open on at least one side to the air, on which side is a series of pillars or slender piers. Such galleries afford an airy and sheltered resting-place or outlook, and are very characteristic of Italian palaces. Among famous loggie are those of the Vatican, decorated by Raphael and his scholars. Compare belvedere. See cut in next column.
    • n loggia A large ornamental window in the middle of the chief story of a building, often projecting from the wall, as seen in old Venetian palaces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Loggia loj′a an open arcade enclosing a passage or open apartment, common in Italy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. See Lodge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.; cf. Lodge.


In literature:

I found Myra in the hammock at the end of the loggia.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914" by Various
He was in the loggia, and the rain was driving in upon him as it was driving against her window.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
I can swear that I found him under the Loggia de' Cerchi, with a ring on his finger such as I've seen worn by Bernardo Rucellai himself.
"Romola" by George Eliot
The staff was on the loggia waiting to greet us.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914" by Various
I have stood upon that loggia in later years, and looked out upon Florence when all the colors of summer were gay about the city.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Duke Cosmo de' Medici became his patron, and commissioned him to make a statue of Perseus for the Loggia de' Lanzi.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
Monna Afra stood in the loggia watching him, her hand, lifted to her eyes to protect them from the rays of the setting sun.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Looking down into the deserted church through the window of the loggia, one half expects to see stoled ghosts in the vagueness below.
"The Spirit of Rome" by Vernon Lee
In this loggia the name of Giovan Maria is carved on a pilaster.
"Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
Count, this house has a second-story loggia overlooking the atrium.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Why did you not tell me about the Palazzo Vecchio with the wonderful statues in the Loggia?
"Rafael in Italy" by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
The Virgin is seen through the open door of a house, and in an open loggia above are peacocks and other birds.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
In his "Piazzetta" he puts in a corner of the Loggia where it would not actually be seen.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
Opposite the Palazzo Comunalelis the Loggia, now a cafe, built in 1464 for a literary academy.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
A pure Adam loggia, executed in stone, runs across the garden facade.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
There is a mile of loggia ornamented with the green and blue and red paintings which you see imitated.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
Baccio also caused a room to be built up in the Loggia of the Piazza, wherein to work at the marble.
"Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
In what loggia, firefly-haunted, would he hold her?
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
The balustrades of an open loggia or gallery are painted with bold architectural relief.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
They called it a loggia, perhaps because it really had been one in olden times.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro

In poetry:

I lean upon my loggia's railing
And view the vineyard's saffron sheen,--
Its amber leaves in glory veiling
The purpling grapes, that hang between
Its long arcades of gold and green.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
I, who have abundant land,
Home with comforts beyond measure,
Gardens, loggias, and a strand
Where a boat awaits my pleasure,
Wonder what would be your story,
Were I tramp, and you signore!
"The Wanderer" by John Lawson Stoddard
In my loggia bright I watch to-night
The full moon sailing by;
From a crystal creek in a glaciered peak
It slipped to the open sky,
And now rides free in a clear, blue sea,
With not an island nigh.
"The Passing Moon" by John Lawson Stoddard
Why should I ask? 'Tis a fruitless task;
Enough that its splendor falls
On me to-night in my loggia bright,
Till the scene my soul enthralls;
'Tis a long time yet, ere the moon will set
Behind those glittering walls.
"The Passing Moon" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Tom Loggia stood at a boundary stone in Fort Totten Park in Queens that he thinks may indicate the site where some of his ancestors are buried.
The home has custom designed bedrooms, a backyard loggia and open living space ideal for art and entertaining.
The 10-day event will also include Sebastian Borensztein's "Chinese Take-Away" and a tribute to actor Robert Loggia.
Actor Robert Loggia will be among those receiving honorary degree s from the University of Missouri.
Loggia graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1951.
Wine at the heart of San Anselmo's La Loggia .
Peter Mallon, center from left, and Paul Bessette are served dessert by Zoe Kosovic at La Loggia in San Anselmo, Calif Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Rocco Palmo's Whispers in the Loggia at the crossroads.
La Loggia Ristorante & Lounge.
Actor Robert Loggia will be among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of Missouri.
Loggia graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1951.
Robert Loggia , William Least Heat-Moon to earn honorary MU degrees.
Robert Loggia puts his Bel-Air home up for sale.
0 Actor Robert Loggia , of the film "Shrink," was in Park City, Utah, earlier this year during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Philadelphia-native Rocco Palmo , writes the blog "Whispers in the Loggia," which is a must-read for Catholic Church insiders.