Il Piccolo Principe — in Italian.

Italian, together with Sardinian, is by most measures the closest language to Vulgar Latin of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland (where it is the first language in Canton Ticino and in the districts of Moesa and Bernina in Canton Graubünden), San Marino and Vatican City.

Italian has a relatively simple grammar compared to other Romance languages, with a subject-verb-object word order and a wide variety of verb tenses and moods. It is a phonetic language, meaning that words are pronounced as they are written, and it uses the Latin alphabet with some additional letters.

Italian has a rich literary tradition, with a long history of poetry, prose, and drama written in the language. Some of the most famous Italian writers include Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, and Giovanni Boccaccio. Italian opera is also renowned worldwide, with composers such as Giuseppe Verdi and Gioachino Rossini creating some of the most beloved works in the operatic canon.