In the Upper Town there is the Donizetti’s Birthplace, it is located in the district of Borgo Canale, once a popular neighbourhood and today a privileged place to admire the hill of San Virgilio, which dominated the city with the remains of its castle and a suggestive landscape characterized by vegetable gardens and gardens. In Via Arena we meet the baroque palace of MIA (Congregation of the Misericordia Maggiore of Bergamo, an ancient non-profit institution, very active in the charitable, welfare, educational and training fields) which is home of the Donizetti Museum and of the music library. In Duomo Square there is the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the most important city monument built in the 12th century. At the end of the aisle are preserved the remain of Donizetti and those of his master Hans Simon Mayr, who was born in Bavaria and lived in Bergamo where he founded a music and singing school. Teatro Sociale is also located in the Upper Town.