Rua do Meio means Middle Street, an apt name for the center of Vila. This is where tourists of all ages tend to congregate. Some like strolling among the lively ambiance. Others prefer to window shop. A hot afternoon prompts licking of ice cream cones or sipping cold drinks. Many folks linger on benches to people watch or be entertained by street performers. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy this experience slowly. The street is only a couple of blocks long.