A new exhibition recording some of the most notorious crimes in Rome opens on 10 February at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere. Roma in Nera. I Grandi Delitti tra Cronica, Storia, Costume presents the stories and graphic images of crimes in the capital between the 1940s and the 1990s, collecting together newspaper reports and police photography. The murders of the famous, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini and Aldo Moro, rub shoulders with those of people who became household names only because of their deaths, like Simonetta Cesaroni, killed in her office on Via Poma in 1990, or Wilma Montesi, found on the beach at Ostia in 1953. Many of the crimes on display remain unsolved.

Each murder is presented alongside a description of the political and cultural events of the year in which it took place. Its possible to tell the story of a city and its evolution through its crime news, Gianni Borgna, the exhibitions curator, explained at a press conference. The exhibition is open 10 February-9 April, Tues-Sun 10.00-20.00 and costs 4.50. For more information tel. 0682059127..