"At some point, I could see it by naked eye. I cannot tell you the emotion which exploded in my heart!" astronomer Gianluca Masi said.
Lockdown measures across the world have led to large decreases in vehicle traffic and industrial activity.
Italy has been in quarantine since early March. Residents found in breaking the quarantine without a justification and certificate may be subject to fines and jail time.
Satellite images show deserted roads, tourist attractions, malls and airports.
The archives, which open on March 2, chronicle a fraught period for the Vatican, during which time it remained silent about the Holocaust.
Around 6,000 passengers aboard the Costa Smeralda have been locked down in the Italian port of Civitavecchia.
The pontiff was greeting the faithful in the Vatican when a woman made a grab for his hand.
The leader of the Catholic Church spoke about the unconditional love of God and "the greater light of Christ" in his annual Christmas blessing and sermon at St. Peter's Basilica this week.
The tragic incident on an Italian farm reportedly left the child in critical condition, and the man died at the scene.
Photos of the effigy showed it had two braids like Thunberg and it reportedly had a sign stating, "Greta is your God."
The plane had to make an emergency landing at Rome's Fiumicino Airport last weekend.
Italian authorities are holding two American teens on charges of aggravated murder and attempted extortion in the killing of police officer Mario Cerciello Rega.
In a week of historic liberation dates, we would do well to remember other milestones, from Rome to Warsaw.
The large sum of money is traditionally donated to a Catholic charity, but the mayor wants to spend it on the city's infrastructure.
It looks like it's time to adventure into ancient Greece in "Assassin's Creed."
The pope has used public occasions to draw attention to the plight of the poor.
The discovery is part of a larger discovery surrounding the Roman presence in ancient Israel.
The pontiff blew out one birthday candle from a 13-foot-long pizza on Sunday morning.
Workers at St. Peter's will no longer enjoy papal pulls of tobacco from next year.
"The priest says 'lift up your hearts.' He does not say, 'lift up your cell phones to take pictures.'"