Welcome to the official web site of the Cesare Battisti Lodge #1518. Situated at the southern end of Sonoma County, one hour north of San Francisco, we enjoy scenery and weather reminiscent of Tuscany - without hill towns and ruined castles unfortunately! Petaluma stands at the gateway to the magnificent Sonoma County wine country with a lovely old town dating back to the 1850's.
In this bucolic setting of vineyards, olive ranches, and dairy farms live the descendants of Italian immigrants who came to America in the early 20th century. Many streets, buildings, and companies are named for the early entrepreneurs who set up business and found a ready market among their neighbors.
We invite you to visit us and to browse through our web site.