- 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.
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)