About Precenicco

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Precenicco is situated in the pretty Friuli region, a far cry from the hubbub of Venice. It’s ideal if you want to experience a less ‘frantic’ Italian adventure. The quaint old fishing town of Grado is 6 hrs away, the ancient Roman ruins of Aquileia just 5hrs and the popular beach resort that run parallel with the canal are just 3hrs out. It is possible to get all the way to Venice and back in a week, but a oneway trip to/from our base in Casale would make for a more comfortable pace, if you want to explore both Venice and Friuli.

From Precenicco it is:

  • 14.5hrs (2 locks, 3 lifting bridges) to our base in Casale

What you get on the base




Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Stand-up paddleboards

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


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The main square of Precenicco is just a few hundred metres from our base and there you will find a mini-market, bank with ATM, pharmacy and post office. There are larger supermarkets in Palazzolo dello Stella village (1 km). Many other shops offering typical local products are within a few kilometres of Precenicco.

Tourist Info

Via Latisana, 42,

33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro

Tel +39 0431 71821

Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 8.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 6pm. Sun: Closed


Houseboat Holidays
Piazza Roma 14
33050 Precenicco UD


0039 (0) 3428 450 962

Travel to Precenicco

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.


Aldo Sabatlao (+39 338 9134248 / [email protected])

Rino Taxi‛ (+39 338 2021541 / +39 334 9347255 / [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:


Venice Marco Polo Airport (VNS) 145€

Trieste Ronchi Dei Legionari Airport (TRS) 90€

Treviso Airport (TSE) 155€

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas



From East European countries and East Austria: Tarvisium access motorway A23 then A4 exit ,Latisana‛. From Germany and Austria: Brennero access motorway A22 then A4 exit ‚Latisana‛. From Switzerland and north France: Gottardo access motorway A8 then A4 exit ‚Latisana‛. From south France and Spain: Ventimiglia access motorway A26 then A4 exit ‚Latisana'.

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Latisana-Lignano: 5 km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Venice Marco Polo Airport: 87 km (A4)

Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari: 50 km (A4)

Treviso Airport: 90 km (A4)

Arrival at Precenicco

When to arrive

Please arrive any time from 14:00 - our teams will get you checked in and carry out your briefing once early boarding customers have set off. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00. 

Late arrivals 

If you are going to be arriving at the base after 16:00, please inform the base directly or our sales team so we can make sure everything is prepared for your arrival. If you arrive later than 17:00, when you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning. 

Upon arrival 

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and vacation as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

When you arrive our base staff will: 

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used. 
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details. 
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop. 
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.). 
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians. 

Your return 

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out). If you want to check out before 09:00 please let our base team know when you check in so they can arrange this. 

Local info