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loggia

1. a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
2. an open balcony in a theatre
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Loggia

An arcaded or colonnaded structure, open on one or more sides, sometimes with an upper story; an arcaded or colonnaded porch or gallery attached to a much larger structure.
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Loggia

 

a structure usually forming part of a building, separated from the external space by an arcade, colonnade, parapet, or grating. Serving as a covered balcony or entranceway, a loggia sculpturally enriches the facade of a building. A loggia may also be a separate building of the gallery type, open on one or more sides (for example, the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, c. 1376–80).

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loggia

[′lō·jē·ə]
(architecture)
A roofed open arcade on the side of a building.
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loggia

An arcaded or colonnaded porch or gallery attached to or contained within a larger structure; usually located in a prominent part of the building; open on at least one side to provide a protected outdoor sitting area, sometimes contains an upper story. (See illustration p. 600.)
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--Le Logge di Gregorio XIII nel Palazzo Vaticano: i pittori, en <<L'Illustrazione Vaticana>>, VII (1936) 161-166.
To help the observer in the identification of the characters represented, Vasari wrote their names in precise places: in the small model of the logge del Mercato Nuovo, presented to the Duke by Tasso; in the band that runs on the chest of Tribolo, the Duke's sculptor and hydraulic engineer; or in the cap of Francesco di Ser Jacopo, at that time Superintendent General of the Ducal Factories.
201v, 215r] '[July, 1592] A spese di fabbrica [lire] duamila quatro cento trenta tre [soldi] 6 e sono p[er] havesse intonicato, arricciato, e imbianchato le nostre case, e logge nella nostra piazza, e p[er] havere riffatto la meta de' tetti in sullo loggie e intonicato la facciata, e cornicione del dormitorio, e ammatonato la banchaccia e scalini mesi di nuovo ...
Remondini, Venice, 29 April 1753, in the appendix to Renata Targhetta, La massoneria veneta dalle origini alla chiusura delle logge (1729-1785) (Udine: Del Bianco Editore, 1988) 115-16.
Poi sfiora le logge a chiocciola sovrapposte, con la rapidite musicale di una mano che fa un arpeggio su per le corde di un'arpa scolpita.