An exhibition, Italia a colori 1861 - 1935, is being held in Rome on colour photography in Italy from Unification to the advent of colour film.
Part of the material is black & white watercoloured, part is Autochromes.

Introductory newspaper article (in Italian):
http://www.corriere.it/unita-italia-...e570f188.shtml

Link to a sample of pictures:
http://www.corriere.it/gallery/cultu...70f188.shtml#1