5/5 The Italian goes to St Petersburg, but meeting Catherine the Great proves fruitless.
4/5 Giacomo Casanova's intrigues in London lead him to a soaking in the Thames.
3/5 Giacomo Casanova creates a stir at the French court of King Louis XV.
2/5 The young cleric's affair with a married woman leads to a flight to Constantinople.
1/5 Born to a family of actors in Venice, sickly Giacomo is expected to die.