The district of Arcella is in the northern area of Padua. In the numerical division of the districts of the city, Arcella is identified by number 2.
Its cultural significance is mainly due to the fact that in the Arcell’s area St. Anthony died. An evidence of the link between Arcella and the saint is represented today by the small shrine of St. Anthony.
Once Arcella was a suburban farm, today has become, thanks to a major redevelopment of land, a residential area of 38,000 inhabitants. Its boundaries are delineated by the Milan-Venice railway in the south, and from the Brenta river in the north. It’s easy to reach the city center by tram.