The aim of the paper is to illustrate and compare the results of CPTu and DMT tests carried out for a case study at Mirabello (Ferrara Province, Italy), a small municipality strongly affected by liquefaction phenomena during the 2012 Emilia earthquakes. The research site, that did not liquefy, is composed by silts and sandy silts in the shallow subsurface and by clays in lower layers. The paper compares the geotechnical parameters estimated from CPTu and DMT tests. The study also investigates the CPTu-DMT correlations according to available references (Robertson 2009, Ouyang & Mayne 2017).