Burgeis in the Vinschgau Valley
Town with history
Burgusio (in German: Burgeis, from the Retoroman/Roman “Burgus”) is Malles’ largest hamlet and can be found at 1,216m above sea level in Val Venosta, Alto Adige/South Tyrol. It lies at the foot of Mount Watles (2,557m) where the river Adige begins its course.
Its name comes from the Roman fort which served as a security check along the “Claudia Augusta” road which traverses the village. The Counts of Burgus-Wanga, whose coat of arms has been adopted by the village, probably also owe their name to this fort.
Burgusio has 830 inhabitants (March 2018), it lies 2.5km from Malles and is its largest hamlet. Burgusio is twinned with Lohr Am Main, Beilngries (Bavaria) and Weingarten (Wuerttemberg).