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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.
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.
Loggia is the name given to an architectural feature, originally of Italian design, which is often a gallery or corridor 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.

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