The best study of the pronunciation of classical Latin is a book called Vox Latina
by W. Sidney Allen. <br /><br />Yes, Latin does sound somewhat like Spanish and Italian, particularly in the quality of vowels which are identical. There are differences in some of the consonants. If you have never heard Latin spoken or read well, then your observation is a good one.
<br /><br />vale,<br /><br />-S.