We are planning a May trip to The Mediterranean area. Thought we would visit Italy and France. Not sure where to start. Probably fly in one place and out of the other. Any suggestions where to start? We will probably get a rail pass and use a bus when necessary. Anyone with suggestions would be helpful. Special areas and the time needed to see them. We have up to 30 days to travel. The trains were simple in Switzerland, but the Italian trains sound sort of confusing with the seat reservation thing. Thank anyone in advance for thier advice.