I’d been travelling around Portugal and my partner was coming out to meet me for a week, so i wanted to take him somewhere special. But I didn’t know just how special this place was. Aveiro as a city is beautiful, but VIC is a real treasure. The restored home of Vasco Branco, a filmmaker, potter, painter and writer of Aveiro, is the passionate project of Hugo and his friends, and you can really feel that warmth and energy. Each bedroom and space is decorated with the artists’s work, which was inspiring, as well as a calm and cosy space to spend time in. It felt more like staying with friends than Airbnb. Both truly grateful to Hugo and everyone at VIC for such an amazing week 🙂