Portico is an Italian term for a porch or covered walkway.
An example of a portico is a covered outdoor sitting area on the front of a house.
pl. -·coes· or -·cos·
a porch or covered walk, consisting of a roof supported by columns, often at the entrance or across the front of a building; colonnade
Origin of porticoItalian ; from Classical Latin porticus: see porch
nounpl. por·ti·coes or por·ti·cos
A porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building.
Origin of porticoItalian, from Latin porticus, from porta, gate; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural porticos or porticoes)