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The Corso Manly

a group of people walking down the street

The Corso. What can we say about this iconic retail strip?

More than two million people walk the length of this buzzing pedestrian mall each year, which is lined with 200 retail stores, bars and eateries and also pulses with the sound of street performers.

The Corso, named after a famous street in Rome, was laid out as part of the original 1855 town plan for Manly by the visionary English entrepreneur, Henry Gilbert Smith. But behind its gleaming façade, musicians, sparkling storefronts lays a hidden, darker side of Manly’s glittering walkway.

You can catch a ferry from Sydney’s Circular Quay wharves or a bus. You can also hail a taxi or Uber.

Discover why this area became ‘a thousand miles from care’ and a haven for Sydneysiders as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Sydney city weekends and holidays.

Learn more about Manly’s dark side by taking “Seven Miles from Sydney, Seven Sins a Plenty. Manly walking tour” Join us soon will you?

Main photo – PHOTO CREDIT. Manfred Gottschalk / Alamy Stock Photo