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Beaches and culture between Veneto and Friuli
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Beaches and culture between Veneto and Friuli

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This itinerary is one-way, and therefore foresees the return of the boat to a different base from that of departure.

This makes it the ideal choice if you want to avoid the hassle of heading back halfway through the holiday, and means you can visit many more places instead. This itinerary is perfect for those who want a boat experience in the open air, with endless choices: every day, you can enjoy a swim at a different beach and visit a different cultural center. This one-way cruise takes you between fishing villages and lagoons, with straightforward cruising through low-traffic canals.

Boating Italian beaches in Veneto and Friuli

 

The itinerary includes a monumental archaeological area, and it is also possible to make a quick detour into the Venice Lagoon for one or two nights max., so as not to miss out on the chance to see a city that is unique in the world.

In terms of landscape and nature the territory is very varied, switching from canals to lagoons and rivers. The landscape never remains constant and the scenery changes hourly. Navigation is easy, free of water traffic, with good availability of moorings (including free ones).

The spearhead of this itinerary is the town of Caorle, with its colorful pedestrianized historic center and its long beaches, which can be reached by bike or on foot from a mooring near the center. The majestic fishing marshes surrounding the center can be visited by boat in complete peace and quiet. Going a little further inland, you arrive in Concordia Sagittaria, an ancient Roman port with one of the oldest monumental archaeological areas in Italy; a real open-air museum. The nearby Portogruaro is also worth a visit for the beauty of its historic center, crossed by the river.

The view passes quickly from the canal to the marshes and then from the lagoon to the sea. There are very few navigation locks and bridges, and these are often totally open. Lignano and Jesolo are the two most famous seaside resorts to moor at and spend a couple of evenings enjoying the summer nightlife, from clubs to live music to shows. If you’d rather explore smaller villages, just turn the bow towards Marano Lagunare, Cortellazzo and San Donà di Piave. The best compromise is to alternate between social and quiet evenings so there’s something to suit every member of the crew.

This itinerary is also perfect for those without much navigation experience who want to cruise in more peaceful and protected stretches of water. If you like, we can transfer your car to the new port, so it’s available upon your arrival, or organize a private transfer to the departure base, which is about 1 hour away.

This itinerary cannot be completed in less than 5 days, which is the minimum time to be able to sail from the Houseboat base in Casale sul Sile to that of Precenicco, or vice versa.

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Beaches and culture between Veneto and Friuli

One-way itinerary

  • Casale sul Sile base

    Casale sul Sile base

    A few kilometers from the splendid medieval city of Treviso (definitely worth a visit) is our home base in the Veneto region. Despite being in the municipal area of ​​Casale sul Sile (from which it takes its name), the base is located about 500 meters from the historic center of a small and...

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    • Easy  Easy
    • Beaches  Beaches
    • Culture  Culture
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Precenicco base

    Precenicco base

    This small town is located a few kilometers from the Latisana A4 motorway exit, and the base is located right in the town square. The office is situated near the marble fountain and the town church. The boats are moored along the River Stella; the quay is accessible at any time. The base has an...

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    • Easy  Easy
    • Beaches  Beaches
    • Culture  Culture
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Casale sul Sile

    Casale sul Sile

    The most important center in the Sile park offers ample mooring facilities in the town’s pedestrian center, just below the tall bell tower of the very important Church of Santa Maria Assunta containing a frescoed ceiling by the Venetian Giandomenico Tiepolo. Nearby is the unusual...

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Sile River Park

    Sile River Park

    Here, you can encounter private villas in Venetian style, with Italian gardens that slope down to the water. Sail slowly to enjoy this spectacular scenery, and to respect the children in canoes, in the silence that this river and its newly resurgent waters guarantees. The Gira Sile cycle path...

    Features and mood

    • Nature  Nature
  • Portegrandi

    Portegrandi

    Portegrandi is home to the only navigation basin in the Sile park, via which you can enter the Venetian Lagoon. The town is a few hundred meters away and can be reached by the cycle path. It includes all the basic facilities.

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    • Easy  Easy
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Chiesanuova

    Chiesanuova

    A small river village, Chiesanuova is situated in the middle of the Piave Vecchia course, a luxuriant river landscape that leads to San Donà di Piave. The gentle river bends are often enlivened by children's canoes, while a comfortable mooring jetty permits access to the lowland. An...

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Burano

    Burano

    Burano looks like a painting. The island is crowded during the day, but quiet and magical in the evening. During the day you can discover the art of artistic lace-making at the very central La Perla shop. In the evening, however, we recommend that you enjoy a laid-back aperitif in one of the...

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Culture  Culture
    • Children  Children
  • Mazzorbo

    Mazzorbo

    Mazzorbo is a village where people can often be found doing gymnastics in parks and green areas. Some very popular restaurants can be found on the Fondamenta di Santa Caterina, on the north side of the island. A visit to Tenuta Venissa is a must: for centuries, its vineyard has defied salt and...

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Nature  Nature
  • Venice

    Venice

    This lagoon city is famous worldwide, rich in both history and art. You can travel the Giudecca canal by boat and admire the skyline of the most important monuments, but it’s not possible to enter the Grand Canal. Our company has agreements with paid ports such as the Marina di Sant'Elena,...

    Features and mood

    • Culture  Culture
    • Children  Children
  • San Donà di Piave

    San Donà di Piave

    Among the most important centers of Eastern Veneto, San Donà di Piave offers abundant free mooring and all kinds of services. This territory was strongly tested by the clashes of the First World War: the resistance front was consolidated after the defeat of Caporetto, and the trench line...

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Culture  Culture
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Musile di Piave

    Musile di Piave

    Located at the meeting point with the Piave River, in Musile di Piave you can breathe the air of the river “sacred to the Fatherland”, so called because of the historical events that took place on its banks during the First World War. Free moorings are available both before and after...

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    • Easy  Easy
    • Children  Children
    • Nature  Nature
  • Cortellazzo

    Cortellazzo

    Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this village is characterized by the presence of fishing boats and outstanding restaurants where it’s always possible to taste the freshest fish. In this location (less well-known than nearby Jesolo), you can access the beach, swim, and enjoy high-quality...

    Features and mood

    • Beaches  Beaches
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
  • Caorle

    Caorle

    Caorle is the most charming resort on the Riviera, with its ancient village reminiscent of Burano’s colorful houses, good beach facilities, and multiple cycle paths enabling you to the discover the famous ‘Casoni di Pesca’ fishing huts. Typical of the local culture, these...

    Features and mood

    • Beaches  Beaches
    • Culture  Culture
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
    • Nature  Nature
  • Valli di Caorle

    Valli di Caorle

    The Caorle marshes can be navigated via the Nicessolo river, a wide waterway that can be covered without difficulty. Cruising is quiet and peaceful. Here, you can admire several traditional huts and spend hours relaxing completely. The marshes can also be visited by bike using dirt roads.

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Nature  Nature
  • Brussa

    Brussa

    Between Caorle and Bibione, the naturalistic area of ​​Brussa is well-known among residents for its wild beaches immersed in nature, far from the crowded beach resorts. We suggest mooring in Mazarak, a lively place to stop with a well-known restaurant and bar which often organizes evenings with...

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Nature  Nature
  • Bibione

    Bibione

    Bibione is separated from Friuli Venezia Giulia by the Tagliamento River. The beaches are popular and busy during high season, while the inland area crossed by the Lugugnana canal (which crosses the Vallesina lagoon) is quiet and peaceful.

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    • Beaches  Beaches
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes
  • Stella River

    Stella River

    At the point where the newly resurgent Stella River flows into the lagoon, a river path winds through a system of reed huts, similar to those of Caorle but called "Maranesi". Here, it’s possible to experience the unique thrill of fishing with a real net, then grill the fish together with...

    Features and mood

    • Children  Children
    • Nature  Nature
  • Lignano Sabbiadoro

    Lignano Sabbiadoro

    Lignano Sabbiadoro’s population grow dramatically in the summer months, going from a few thousand residents during the winter to hundreds of thousands during the summer. Here you can find any kind of service for all age groups, day and night, linked to the sea or sport, fashion or shopping....

    Features and mood

    • Easy  Easy
    • Beaches  Beaches
    • Children  Children
    • Bikes  Bikes

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An experience in close contact with water, along the slow flowing river, away from crowds and mass tourism.

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An amazing experience.

We had a great trip. Nice area, no serious boat issues.

Robin Stout, Google user

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Great holiday.

Honestly one of the best vacations I ever took. You do need to have driven a boat before - these boats are sturdy, it’s mostly because you dock at marinas with very nice boats. Reversing is tricky which makes the locks a bit dicey, but pick a route with only a limited number and you will have a fantastic time with the family.

Carolyn Austring, Google user

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Great holiday.

Honestly one of the best vacations I ever took. You do need to have driven a boat before - these boats are sturdy, it’s mostly because you dock at marinas with very nice boats. Reversing is tricky which makes the locks a bit dicey, but pick a route with only a limited number and you will have a fantastic time with the family.

Carolyn Austring, Google user

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