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An elaborate or at least covered porch area adjacent to a main entrance, generally in a classical building. The portico functions as a means to protect visitors from the elements as well as emphasizing the taste and wealth of the owner.

Rome - Italy
Pedimented Portico - Hamilton
Santa Annunziata - Florence - Italy
Sault Ste. Marie
St. Peter's - Geneva - Switzerland
Rome - Italy
Brunelleschi - Hospital of the Innocents - Florence Italy (1420)