SMERALDI, Francesco
(active 1592-1631 in Venice)


Italian architect, active in Venice, also known as Il Fracà. He was the proto (main architect) in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and in that capacity he provided design for the altar of the Chapel of SS Sacramento in the church. He is responsible for the construction of the façade of the church San Pietro in Castello, the high altar of the church Santa Maria Formosa and the restoration of the Palazzo Corfù on the Grand Canal.