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A great day to be in Italy

Wish you were in Italy for the World Cup final? Well, Lila McDowell was, and it was quite a scene.

Updated: July 10, 2006, 2:12 PM ET
By Lila McDowell | Special to Page 2

PISA, Italy -- Well, it's the morning after the World Cup Final, and all I have to show for my night are some badly lit digital photos, about 25 mosquito bites, and three stripes of red, white and green grease paint on my left arm. I have no idea how the paint got there, but I can only imagine that in the post-match frenzy that ensued at Ponte de Mezzo and all around Pisa, I must have bumped into one of the many fans who were painted from head to toe with the stuff.

My friend Francesco ...

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