Il Corso

Envisioned to drive change and add real value to the industry, Filinvest Lifemalls brings to Cebu a sprawling retail and commercial development along a magnificent coastal landscape teeming with amenities and features for a uniquely diverse experience infused with the soul of the Cebuanos.

Awake in a redefined malling experience at IL Corso Cebu, the ultimate ‘by the sea’ destination that offers a unique lifestyle, retail and dining strip with a broad spectrum of choices for families and friends, shopping and sports aficionados, businesspeople, local and international tourists or for those who simply want to watch the world go by.


IL Corso, which from its Latin origin means “the course,” will pave the way for a grand transformation of Cebu’s promising business district – the South Road Properties (SRP). Sitting at the prime location, the regional mall offers accessibility to main thoroughfares from the metropolis to the South of Cebu.

Designed to be the center for life and activity, the 10-hectare property development is an inspiring mix of recreation, shopping and enjoyable life activities – all brought together in one Lifemall center. Complementing the vibrance of Cebu’s rising city by the sea, ‘City di Mare,’ IL Corso Cebu is the perfect haven where everyone’s lifestyle is totally decked out.

Boasting with generous open spaces, the development’s design encourages one to walk around and relish the lush balance of the tranquil coast and expansive greenery – treating everyone to a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of daily urban living.

Being at the forefront of pioneering innovative architectural and engineering concepts, IL Corso Cebu offers the walkability vibe with its interlinked three main sections – the Central Piazza, the East and the West.

Rising as Cebu’s next landmark destination, IL Corso Cebu takes pride with its towering, functional lighthouse that will provide exciting retail and dining concepts, complemented with the majestic seaview. Along with this are many more splendors to behold, all first in Cebu.


Engineered to complement its ‘by the sea’ location, the iCanali water feature breathes a boardwalk feel that exudes a resort-like ambiance. Inspired by the US warships that helped liberate Cebu City from the Japanese occupants in World War II, the Battleship Playground will be the convening area for the young and the young-at-heart. Designed to encourage more rigorous activities that complement one’s active way of life, the bike ramp offers an accessible route as it connects IL Corso Cebu to City di Mare.

Positioned rightly at the center of the whole development is the Central Piazza, or central plaza, that houses a 1000-seater strong amphitheater with its remarkable tensile roof. Set against a natural backdrop of the horizon and the sea accented by the dancing musical fountain, the plaza will be a home for big productions or intimate events.

More than the all-encompassing features are the over 200 retail and dining destinations that call for shopping and gastronomic adventures. State-of-the art cinemas, with its cutting-edge technology, that will house national and international screenings will all but satisfy one’s desire for pleasure and relaxation.


All these in a unifying resort-like ambiance with a theme-park like experience carefully curated for the discerning Cebuanos in mind will surely reframe the typical malling experience.

It has always been of utmost importance that all the amenities, the choices and the offerings of IL Corso Cebu will not only meet the standards of Cebu’s proud heritage but will also provide the course to bringing every Cebuano one step closer to the utopian dream. For after all, Cebu is where everything started.