Waltham Sons of Italy Dante Alighieri Lodge #648 is located on Cedar Street at the intersection of High Street. The Sons of Italy is a nonprofit organization for which membership is required. Founded in 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in America. The organization serves several functions, including fundraising on both a local and national basis. Note: you do NOT have to be of Italian heritage to be a member of The Order Sons of Italy in America.