The story is extant, and written in very choice Italian.

Which Italian is the choice one?Dante’s Italian? Boccaccio’s?

A Florentine Italian?

Or Roman? 

How many Italians were there when Shakespeare wrote this play? 

And which one was the choice?

The Italian language has experienced a world of change over the years – much of which was a homogenization after a great deal of diversity – even after there was an Italy to unify. 
Whose Italian was Shakespeare’s?

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