Senior Director Southern Europe
Ezio has more than 25 years experience in Hospitality, Real Estate, and Leisure Real Estate markets in Europe, Caribbean, Latin America, and South Africa. Before joining HVS, Ezio was Head of Southern Europe at Northcourse Advisory Services (Madrid), the hospitality and real estate consulting arm of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. He was also Head of Expansion & International Development at Compañia de Las Islas Occidentales (Canary Islands) and Director - Head of Real Estate and Hospitality at Ernst & Young Financial Business Advisors (Milan). He started his career with Investment & Tourism Consulting Associated with exposure to European and Latin America markets and REVA - Real Estate Value Advisors - a boutique firm focused on real estate and financial advisory.
He is a native of Italy, graduate in Economics and Business Administration, Master in Tourism Economics at Bocconi University. He is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English.
This article examines Florence's tourism industry resilience amidst crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzing key performance indicators such as airport statistics, hotel supply, and operating performance. Despite setbacks, Florence witnessed a remarkable recovery, notably in 2023, with record-breaking Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR). The analysis also highlights investment trends and future challenges, including concerns about over-tourism and evolving market dynamics.
This article provides an overview of Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most prominent ski resorts in Italy and host, together with Milan, of the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Besides examining the historical tourism trends and the latest news, the article tries to assess the short- and long-term impact of the Olympic Winter Games on the destination.
This article describes the restrictions put in place in Italy following the COVID-19 pandemic with particular attention to their possible economic impact on the tourism industry, historically characterized by the high presence of international tourism. A specific analysis is dedicated to the main four city hubs in an effort to evaluate how their different reliance on leisure international visitation might shape their recovery once the pandemic subsides.