If you are going to read Latin, you should read it the ways as it is according to its order and according to its text. Understanding the meaning of the sentence is should not be neglected because you can not understand the meaning of the sentence if you do not read it in its correct order. So many things to know about the language. By the way, there is a little difference between Latin and Italian language in terms of accent and just a little conversation of everything.
If you read Latin and Italian, read until you get the meaning of what it is saying because Latin language does not reveal every point in every word. This is the art of Latin language. There is a suspense when reading. This is why there should be a focus and reading for most of the time.
Another tip when reading is to read slowly for beginners since you can get more of its context if you understand literally the words and letters. If you are reading it, try to read it with the accent of the Romans or Latin. There is better reading when accent is also expressed because Latin accent itself is the art of the language. Sometime, people just read for the sake of reading but if this is the case, the art of reading will disappear. It is better to learn Latin including the culture engraved on it. Time will come when you can speak and write Latin fluently.