About Precenicco

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

Facilities

Showers

Toilets

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)

Car transfer (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.

Hotels

Al Fiume Stella +39 0431 58 77 05

Isola Augusta +39 0431 589537

Restaurants

Al Fiume Stella +39 0431 58 77 05

Isola Augusta +39 0431 589537

Rivabella +39 0431 589535

Shops

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

Every day 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm

Address

Houseboat Holidays
Piazza Roma 14
33050 Precenicco UD
Italy

Telephone

0039 (0) 3428 450 96

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. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

 

Please contact the sales team for 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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

 

Directions

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 UK/IRE 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 holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday. 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