Back in October we had something heavy fall inside of our fridge. The glass shelf/lid for the veggie bin broke into many pieces. I never thought that finding a piece of replacement glass would be such a huge project in Italy, but it was.
This happened in October and I finally replaced the glass today. Today....about 6 months later!
First off, the fridge is 13 years old, so no replacement parts were available. So, I went looking for a glass business. After several weeks of hunting - physically hunting, yellow pages, and on the internet, I came up empty.
I asked some parent friends at school, but no one was able to help me find a glass shop.
The funny thing is, I found a glass shop in Florence when we were there last month. Unfortunately it was closed for the weekend, or I would have carried a piece of glass home with us.
This week I did another search for glass shops on the internet, this time using Googlemaps. I found a possible option, so I headed that way. It was a commercial glass shop that manufactured and cut glass for large commercial projects. They were kind enough to send me to another glass shop nearby. I would have never found it on my own. Like many businesses in Italy, it was located on a small alley. The shop had no visible office or sign. I went in and they were glad to help me.
We now have a new piece of glass in our fridge. If anyone in Italy needs a glass shop, I now where on is!