la piccionaia

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, la piccionaia, which means garret or attic.  It can also mean pigeon loft or dovecote.  In country homes, this is often the upper most floor of a home where pigeons, in the past, were kept.  The word can be used figuratively, especially when those pigeons are unwanted guests!  It can also be used to refer to the uppermost floors of seating in a theater.  See the noun used below in its context:

Due piccioni hanno costruito un nido sotto il tetto di casa mia e il mio terrazzo è diventato il loro bagno. Trovo sempre escrementi o cibo che cade dalla piccionaia.

Two pigeons have made a nest under the roof of my house, and my terrace has become their bathroom.  I am always finding excrement and food falling from the dovecote.

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