Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

Portrait of an Alumna > 1980s Alumni > Xenia Lemos (1982)

Xenia Lemos (1982)

Owner and Manager of Casetta Firenze: A breathtaking Agriturismo in Tuscany

Dear friends at FHS,

I am  Xenia Lemos, from the graduating class of 1982. My years at FHS from 1969 through graduation were some of the happiest years of my life. I look back on them as a very proud alumna, and I still enjoy the academic lessons I learned, the competitive lessons I learned on the swim team, the lasting friendships I made and the love of learning I gained thanks to the wonderful teachers, staff and classmates that shaped my education. 

Many of these lessons I have carried over to my current profession, which is owning and managing an agriturismo in Tuscany, Casetta Firenze,, where I welcome friends, guests and friends of guests from all parts of the world. The conversations and the shared experiences are magical, including those from shared FHS acquaintances.  I make it a point of pride to offer my guests  luxuries of a boutique hotel just 20 minutes outside of Florence in our own Tuscan oasis. 

We produce our own extra virgin olive oil, and grow our own vegetables.  While I admit I did not learn the specifics of pruning, fertilizing and organic pest control at FHS, I certainly learned ingenuity, curiosity, determination and hard work and believe me, I’ve put them all to the test over these 35+ years.  The stories I could tell, and the stories I never will!

Similar stories

Most read

Have your say

This website is powered by