About Precenicco

Precenicco is situated in the pretty Friuli region. It’s ideal if you want to experience a less ‘frantic’ Italian adventure. The quaint old fishing town of Grado is 6 cruising hours away, the ancient Roman ruins of Aquileia just 5hrs and the popular beach resorts that run parallel with the canal are just 3hrs out. It is possible to cruise all the way to Venice and back in a week if you would like to explore both the Friuli and Venice region.

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 'Prepare for your departure' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfers - (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

Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 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€

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.


Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. Our base teams can transfer hire/lease cars, but you should check with your hire/leasing company first as the terms of your agreement may not permit this. If it is permitted, your hire/leasing company may charge you extra to add a member of our base team as a named driver. We may not know the name of the driver until the week of your departure, so you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional ‚un-named‛ driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: cars heavier than 3.5 tonnes, cars pulling trailers or caravans, trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability. Please contact the sales team for more information and prices.

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe



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

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our sales team. 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).

Local info

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. 



Al Fiume Stella +39 0431 58 77 05

Isola Augusta +39 0431 589537



Al Fiume Stella +39 0431 58 77 05

Isola Augusta +39 0431 589537

Rivabella +39 0431 589535



The main square of Precenicco is just a few hundred meters 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 kilometers of Precenicco.


Tourist Info

Via Latisana, 42,

33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro

Tel +39 0431 71821