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Villa Godi by Palladio. A loggia is the focal point in place of a portico in the centre, and used again each side of the structure as a corridor.
is the name given to an architectural
feature, originally of Italian
design, which is often a gallery
generally on the ground level, or sometimes higher, on the facade
of a building and open to the air
on one side, where it is supported by columns
or pierced openings in the wall.
The loggia can also be an alternative to the portico. In this form it is most simply described as a recessed portico, or an internal room, with pierced walls, open to the elements. Occasionally a loggia would be placed at second floor level over the top of a loggia below, this was known as a 'double loggia'Pediment" title ="Pediment">pediment.
A 'Italy" title ="Italy">Italian architecture and were especially popular in the 17th century. They are prominent in the skyline of Rome.